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From push +‎ -er.



pusher (plural pushers)

  1. Someone or something that pushes. [from 16th c.]
  2. A person employed to push passengers onto trains at busy times, so they can depart on schedule.
  3. (military slang) A girl or woman. [from 20th c.]
    • 1929, Frederic Manning, The Middle Parts of Fortune, Vintage 2014, p. 208:
      ‘You should a seed some o' the pushers. Girls o' seventeen painted worse nor any Gerties I'd ever knowed.’
  4. (colloquial) An illegal drug dealer. [from 20th c.]
  5. (aeronautics) An aircraft with the propeller behind the fuselage. [from 20th c.]
  6. A device that one pushes in order to transport a baby while on foot, such as a stroller or pram (as opposed to a carrier such as a front or back pack).
    • 2015, Susanne Hampton, Midwife's Baby Bump, →ISBN, page 160:
      You have two flights of stairs and no elevator. As you get closer to your due date that will be awkward, and once the baby arrives a pusher would never make it up there. You can hardly carry a fully loaded pram and baby up two flights.
    • 2017, Simona Vlad & ‎Nicolae Marius Roman, International Conference on Advancements of Medicine and Health Care through Technology, →ISBN, page 279:
      Two of the participants even decided to purchase a carrier instead of a pusher as they wanted to “permanently hold their baby”.
  7. (tennis) A defensive player who does not attempt to hit winners, instead playing slower shots into the opponent's court.


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English pusher.


pusher m or f (plural pushers)

  1. pusher (drug dealer)
    Synonym: spacciatore
    • 2018 February 7, “Spari sui neri a Macerata, il ministro Orlando: «Tricolore infangato da un folle»”, in Corriere della Sera[1]:
      Nell’inchiesta è entrato intanto in secondo indagato: un pusher nigeriano che avrebbe ceduto a Pamela, allontanatasi dalla Comunità di recupero Pars di Corridonia il 29 gennaio, una dose di eroina nei giardini Diaz di Macerata, luogo di ritrovo di spacciatori, il 30 gennaio, ultimo giorno in cui la ragazza è stata vista in vita.
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