taster

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

taste + -er.

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taster (plural tasters)

  1. That in which, or by which, anything is tasted, as, a dram cup, a cheese taster, or the like.
  2. One who tastes anything, especially food, wine etc., for quality.
    • Dryden
      Thy tutor be thy taster, ere thou eat.
  3. (zoology) A kind of zooid situated on the polyp-stem of certain Siphonophora, resembling the feeding zooids, but destitute of mouths.
  4. A person who is, by genetic makeup, able to taste phenylthiocarbamide

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Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin taxitāre, diminutive of Late Latin taxāre, present active infinitive of taxō, from Classical Latin tangō (I touch). Compare Catalan and Occitan tastar, Italian tastare.

Verb[edit]

taster

  1. to taste
  2. to touch
  3. to hit; to strike

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  • Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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