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persuader

[per-swey-der] /pərˈsweɪ dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that persuades:
The cool lake was a most enticing persuader for those who liked to swim.
2.
Slang.
  1. (in underworld use) a gun, blackjack, or other weapon.
  2. something that persuades, as by coercing or threatening:
    Sometimes the teacher used a hickory persuader to get our attention.
Origin
1530-1540
1530-40; persuade + -er1
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Examples from the web for persuader
  • He is tough and charming, a persuader who knows how to listen, a provocateur who miraculously avoids making too many enemies.
  • Pat views herself as a problem solver and persuader.
Slang definitions & phrases for persuader

persuader

noun

A handgun; heat (1884+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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