warmer-upper

[ wawr-mer-uhp-er ]
/ ˈwɔr mərˈʌp ər /

noun Informal.

something that provides one with invigorating warmth: Hot soup is a good warmer-upper after skiing.
something that serves to warm up an audience or group of participants before a main event: Radio stations played martial music as a warmer-upper before the prime minister's speech.

Nearby words

  1. warm-down,
  2. warm-hearted,
  3. warm-up,
  4. warmed-over,
  5. warmed-up,
  6. warming pan,
  7. warminster broom,
  8. warmist,
  9. warmonger,
  10. warmongering

Origin of warmer-upper

1940–45; warm up + -er1, applied pleonastically to both v. and particle

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