swatter

[ swot-er ]
/ ˈswɒt ər /

noun

a person or thing that swats.

Origin of swatter

First recorded in 1910–15; swat1 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for swatter

swatter

/ (ˈswɒtə) /

noun

a device for killing insects, esp a meshed flat attached to a handle
a person who swats
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Word Origin and History for swatter

swatter


n.

"instrument for swatting flies," 1917, agent noun from swat (v.).

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