brimmer

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From brim +‎ -er.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

brimmer (plural brimmers)

  1. A cup brimming over with liquid.
    • 1851, Herman Melville, Moby-Dick:
      No wonder, then, that they made a straight wake for the whale's mouth--the bar--when the wrinkled little old Jonah, there officiating, soon poured them out brimmers all round.
  2. (dialect) A hat with a brim, especially a straw hat.