stirrer

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

stir +‎ -er

NounEdit

stirrer (plural stirrers)

  1. A device used to stir.
    We're out of coffee stirrers again and I'm not using my finger!
  2. A person who stirs something.
    The stirrers in the chocolate factory often get chocolate all over their uniforms.
  3. (slang) A person who spreads rumours or causes agitation.
    Why would you say something so hurtful? God, you are such a stirrer!
  4. One who stirs or moves about, as after sleep.
    An early stirrer.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)

Derived termsEdit

Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 21:26