persuader

[per-swey-der]

noun

a person or thing that persuades: The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
Slang.
  1. (in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
  2. something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening: Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.

Nearby words

  1. perspire,
  2. persson,
  3. persson, göran,
  4. persuadable,
  5. persuade,
  6. persuasible,
  7. persuasion,
  8. persuasive,
  9. persulfate,
  10. persulfuric acid

Origin of persuader

First recorded in 1530–40; persuade + -er1

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