1 [mash-er]
a person or thing that mashes.

1490–1500; mash1 + -er1 Unabridged


2 [mash-er]
noun Slang.
a man who makes advances, especially to women he does not know, with a view to physical intimacy.

1880–85; mash2 + -er1 Unabridged
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mash (mæʃ)
1.  a soft pulpy mass or consistency
2.  agriculture a feed of bran, meal, or malt mixed with water and fed to horses, cattle, or poultry
3.  (esp in brewing) a mixture of mashed malt grains and hot water, from which malt is extracted
4.  informal (Brit) mashed potatoes
5.  dialect (Northern English) a brew of tea
6.  to beat or crush into a mash
7.  to steep (malt grains) in hot water in order to extract malt, esp for making malt liquors
8.  dialect (Northern English) to brew (tea)
9.  archaic to flirt with
[Old English mǣsc- (in compound words); related to Middle Low German mēsch]

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Word Origin & History

1875, Amer.Eng., perhaps in use from 1860, probably from mash (n.) on notion either of "pressing one's attentions," or of "crushing someone else's emotions."
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Example sentences
Place drained beans and onion mixture in a bowl and mash with a potato masher
  until well combined.
Using an old-fashioned potato masher or a large fork or spoon, mash avocados
  into a coarse purée.
Use a potato masher or wooden spoon to press lemons and extract some juice.
It turns creamy when you puree it, and you can use a potato masher if you don't
  want to wash out a food processor.
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