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tater

[ tey-ter ]
/ ˈteɪ tər /
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noun

a dialectal variant of potato.

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Origin of tater

First recorded in 1750–60; by shortening and dialectal substitution of -er for final -o; see feller1
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tater
/ (ˈteɪtə) /

noun

a dialect word for potato
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