bender


bender

noun

  1. a person or thing that bends, as a pair of pliers or a powered machine.
  2. Slang. a drinking spree.
  3. Baseball Slang. curve(def 6a).

noun

  1. informal a drinking bout
  2. British taboo, slang a male homosexual
  3. informal a makeshift shelter constructed by placing tarpaulin or plastic sheeting over bent saplings or woven branches
n.

late 15c., “instrument for bending,” agent noun from bend (v.). Slang meaning “drinking bout” is American English, attested from 1846, perhaps from the Scottish sense of “a hard drinker” (1728).

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