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[ shey-ker ]


  1. a person or thing that shakes.
  2. a container with a perforated top from which a seasoning, condiment, sugar, flour, or the like is shaken onto food.
  3. any of various containers for shaking shaking beverages to mix the ingredients:

    a cocktail shaker.

  4. a dredger or caster.
  5. (initial capital letter) a member of the Millennial Church, originating in England in the middle of the 18th century and brought to the U.S. in 1774, advocating celibacy, common ownership of property, and a strict and simple way of life: so called from their practice of shaking shaking during religious services.


  1. (initial capital letter) noting or pertaining to a style of something produced by Shakers and characterized by simplicity of form, lack of ornamentation, fine craftsmanship, and functionality.


/ ˈʃeɪkə /


  1. a person or thing that shakes
  2. a container, often having a perforated top, from which something, such as a condiment, is shaken
  3. a container in which the ingredients of alcoholic drinks are shaken together

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Word History and Origins

Origin of shaker1

late Middle English word dating back to 1400–50; shake, -er 1

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Idioms and Phrases

see mover and shaker .

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Example Sentences

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From Ozy

Cap and seal the shaker for 30 seconds so the cocktail is infused with smoke.

For hardcore movers, shakers and everyone in between, you can’t go wrong with the tried and true Powerbeats Pro headphones.

From Time

It also provides a huge opportunity for startups to demo their SaaS tech and talent to the industry’s top movers, shakers and unicorn makers.

An all-virtual Disrupt means you can build relationships and collaborate with Silicon Valley movers and shakers no matter where Google Map pins you.

Obgu did a full-length study of this in Shaker Heights, Ohio, where the problem is unmistakable, and heartbreaking.

He was once the golden child, the son of a Latin music legend, a hip-shaker with more substance than Ricky Martin.

The most damning detail is that the Boeing 777 delivered its own signal of distress, what is called a “stick shaker” warning.

Pour into a shaker and transfer back and forth between shaker and cup several times.

Chill about six ounces of vodka in a shaker with ice, then strain into a martini glass.

The children did as the little cook requested, sprinkled on a little salt from the salt shaker, and took a taste.

Jess herself said maybe it was the remarkable salt shaker which had to stand on its head always, because there was no floor to it.

Yet thence the more did the bit-shaker the treasure's guardian, the warrior chief, drag to death.

Edward picked up the Banner and pretended to read it, while Janet collected the salt and put it back into the shaker.

Add sterile glass beads and shake thoroughly in a mechanical shaker for about thirty minutes, or whip with an egg-whisk.


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Definitions and idiom definitions from Unabridged, based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

Idioms from The American Heritage® Idioms Dictionary copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.




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