toaster

1
[ toh-ster ]
/ ˈtoʊ stər /

noun

an instrument or appliance for toasting bread, muffins, etc.
a person who toasts something.

Nearby words

  1. toadstool,
  2. toady,
  3. toamasina,
  4. toast,
  5. toast rack,
  6. toaster oven,
  7. toasting fork,
  8. toastmaster,
  9. toastmistress,
  10. toasty

Origin of toaster

1
First recorded in 1575–85; toast1 + -er1

toaster

2
[ toh-ster ]
/ ˈtoʊ stər /

noun

a person who proposes or joins in a toast to someone or something.

Origin of toaster

2
First recorded in 1695–1705; toast2 + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for toaster

toaster

/ (ˈtəʊstə) /

noun

a device for toasting bread, usually electric, and often equipped with an automatic timer
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Word Origin and History for toaster

toaster

n.

1580s, agent noun from toast (v.1). Electrical type is from 1913. In reference to a person who proposes or pledges a drinking toast, from 1704 (from toast (v.2)).

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