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gusher

[guhsh-er] /ˈgʌʃ ər/
noun
1.
a flowing oil well, usually of large capacity.
2.
a person who gushes.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65; gush + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for gusher

gusher

/ˈɡʌʃə/
noun
1.
a person who gushes, as in being unusually effusive or sentimental
2.
something, such as a spurting oil well, that gushes
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Word Origin and History for gusher
n.

"oil well that flows without pumping," 1886, agent noun from gush. Earlier in a sense of "overly effusive person" (1864).

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