English edit

Etymology edit

muffle +‎ -er

Pronunciation edit

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈmʌflɚ/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌflə(ɹ)

Noun edit

muffler (plural mufflers)

  1. (US, automotive) Part of the exhaust pipe of a car that dampens the noise the engine produces.
  2. A silencer or suppressor fitted to a gun.
  3. A type of scarf.
  4. (World War I military slang, rare) A gasmask.[1]

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Descendants edit

  • Japanese: マフラー
  • Spanish: mofle
  • Welsh: myffler

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References edit

  1. ^ Lighter, Jonathan (1972) “The Slang of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe, 1917-1919: An Historical Glossary”, in American Speech[1], volume 47, number 1/2, page 81