pusher

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From push +‎ -er.

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pusher (plural pushers)

  1. Someone or something that pushes. [from 16th c.]
  2. (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.’
  3. (colloquial) An illegal drug dealer. [from 20th c.]
  4. (aeronautics) An aircraft with the propeller behind the fuselage. [from 20th c.]

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