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bender

[ben-der] /ˈbɛn dər/
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).
Origin
1200-1250
1200-50; Middle English (in surnames); see bend1, -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bender's

bender

/ˈbɛndə/
noun
1.
(informal) a drinking bout
2.
(Brit, taboo, slang) a male homosexual
3.
(informal) a makeshift shelter constructed by placing tarpaulin or plastic sheeting over bent saplings or woven branches
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Word Origin and History for bender's

bender

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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Slang definitions & phrases for bender's

bender

noun
  1. A spree, esp a drinking spree; bat, binge: That three-day bender left Jim hurting all over/ a carrot-juice bender (1840s+)
  2. A stolen car
Related Terms

ear-bender, elbow-bender, fender-bender, mind-blower, pretzel-bender

[Underworld 1940s+; first sense fr hell-bender, ''alligator,'' of obscure origin, which came to mean ''anything spectacular and superior'' and was applied to a great spree in the mid-19th century]


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