flusher

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

flush +‎ -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

flusher (plural flushers)

  1. The mechanical part of a toilet that causes the toilet bowl's contents to be sucked down the drain.
  2. Agent noun of flush: one who flushes.
  3. (US, politics) A worker for a political campaign who persuades voters to vote on Election Day
    • 1996, Larry J. Sabato & Glenn R. Simpson, Dirty Little Secrets: The Persistence of Corruption in American Politics[1], ISBN 0812924991, page 191:
      Each flusher is typically paid $20 to $50. Fleets of cars, buses, and other vehicles are also at the ready to ferry voters to and from the polls.