charger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

charge + -er

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

charger (plural chargers)

  1. A device that charges or recharges.
    Put the batteries in the charger overnight so we can use them tomorrow.
  2. A large horse trained for battle and used by the cavalry. They were of a lighter build than a destrier
    The knight rode a white charger.
  3. A large platter.
    The fancy restaurant used a white porcelain charger when serving.
  4. One who charges.
  5. (firearms) A speedloader that holds several cartridges together in a single unit for easier loading of a firearm's magazine.
  6. (prison) A rectal concealment container for prohibited material such as money, drugs and tools.
    • 2004, Man on Fire, 01:44:10:
      "See this? This is a charger. It's used by convicts to hide money and drugs. They stick it in their body, they tuck it up their rectum."

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin carricāre, present active infinitive of carricō, from Latin carrus (four-wheeled baggage wagon).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

charger

  1. to load (up) (vehicle, animal etc.)
  2. to load (firearm)
  3. to charge (battery)
  4. to put in charge; to charge (somebody with doing something)
  5. to charge (somebody of a crime)
  6. (military, sports) to charge
  7. (theater) to overact, ham it up
  8. (reflexive, se charger de) to take care of, see to

Derived terms[edit]

Conjugation[edit]

  • This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written charge- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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Middle French[edit]

Verb[edit]

charger

  1. to load (with goods, etc.)

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