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tater

[tey-ter] /ˈteɪ tər/
noun, Dialect
1.
Origin
1750-1760
1750-60; by aphesis, and dial. substitution of -er for final -o; see feller1
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British Dictionary definitions for taters

tater

/ˈteɪtə/
noun
1.
a dialect word for potato
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Word Origin and History for taters

tater

1759, colloquial pronunciation of potato.

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Slang definitions & phrases for taters

tater

noun
  1. A home run: the man who hit all those long taters in the American League/ Bolton insisted the outfield fences be moved in, thus allowing his own team's heavy hitters to launch their taters
  2. A potato: meat and taters/ Fry up some taters for lunch

[1960s+ Baseball; perhaps fr earlier Negro League use revived by George ''Boomer'' Scott when he joined the Boston Red Sox in 1966]


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