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  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbɑtəlɚ/, /ˈbɑtl̩ɚ/, [ˈbɑɾl̩ɚ]

Etymology 1Edit

From bottle +‎ -er.


bottler (plural bottlers)

  1. A person, company, or thing who bottles, especially in bulk.
    • 1899, John Calder, The Prevention of Factory Accidents[1], page 307:
      They shall provide all bottlers with face guards, [] .
    • 1994 May 30, Shawn Willett, PC tools help Coke add life to flat AS/400 data, InfoWorld, page 63,
      Such data is of great value both to the bottlers and to Coca-Cola′s sales and marketing groups.
      “When the bottler looks at this information, he might be interested in how a certain supermarket is performing, while we in the company are interested in how much, for example, McDonalds is buying in the Southeast,” Aviles notes.
    • 2010, James M. Wahlen, Clyde P. Stickney, Paul Brown, Stephen P. Baginski, Mark Bradshaw, Financial Reporting, Financial Statement Analysis, and Valuation: A Strategic Perspective, 7th edition, page 278,
      Note 8, “Noncontrolled Bottling Affiliates” (Appendix A), indicates that PepsiCo owns approximately 40 percent of the common stock of some of its bottlers.
  2. A truck used for transporting bottled goods in crates.
  3. (Britain, slang) A person who or group that fails to meet expectations, especially one prone to such failure.
  4. A Punchman's assistant who collects money ("bottle") from the audience.
  • (person or group prone to unexpected failure): choker

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Origin relates to something being of a high quality and worthy of preservation by bottling, probably from the phrase "good enough to bottle".


bottler (plural bottlers)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, slang, often with "real") a person or thing that is excellent or admirable.
    • 1970, New Zealand House of Representatives, Parliamentary Debates[2], page 455:
      In Kiwi language anyway, the Minister of Industries and Commerce will go down in history as a real bottler in every sense of the word.
    • 2007, Anthony David Parsons, Tony Parsons, Valley of the White Gold, unnumbered page,
      Mum's a real bottler and you′ll find her very sympathetic.
    • 2010, Drew Hunt, Colin and Martin′s London Christmas[3], page 7:
      “You′re a real bottler, mate. That sheila has been trying to get into my pants ever since Sydney. Didn't know how I′d get rid of her.”