Pusher



[poo sh-er] /ˈpʊʃ ər/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
Slang. a peddler of illegal drugs.
3.
Aeronautics. an airplane that is driven by pusher propellers.
4.
Nautical. one of the masts abaft the mizzen on a sailing vessel having more than three masts, either the sixth or seventh from forward.
Compare (def 10b), (def 1b).
5.
Railroads. a helper attached to the rear of a train, usually to provide extra power for climbing a steep grade.
/ˈpʊʃə/
noun
1.
(informal) a person who sells illegal drugs, esp narcotics such as heroin and morphine
2.
(informal) an actively or aggressively ambitious person
3.

4.
a person or thing that pushes
5.
(Brit) a rakelike implement used by small children to push food onto a spoon
6.
(Austral) the usual name for pushchair
n.

1590s in a literal sense, agent noun from push (v.). Meaning “peddler of illegal drugs” (1935 in prison slang) is from the verb in the “promote” sense.

noun

Related Terms

cookie-pusher, gospel-pusher, pencil-pusher, pen-pusher, pill-pusher, wood-pusher

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    [poo sh-fuh l] /ˈpʊʃ fəl/ adjective 1. self-assertive and aggressive; .

  • Push-in

    [poo sh-in] /ˈpʊʃˌɪn/ adjective 1. (of a crime) accomplished by waiting until a victim has unlocked or opened the door before making a forced entry.



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