Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who delays.
  • n. A substance that is used to slow the rate of combustion of a solid rocket fuel so as to make it more controllable
  • v. To remove layers; to strip away levels.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who delays; one who lingers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who lingers or loiters; a procrastinator.
  • n. One who or that which causes delay; one who hinders or obstructs.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person who delays; to put off until later or cause to be late

Etymologies

Combination of delay + -er. (Wiktionary)
Combination of de- + layer. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Among other findings:•Women with a college degree are experiencing what the bureau calls a "delayer boom" — they're having babies at later ages than other women and having fewer children overall.

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  • Obama has taken a very similar stance as Bush when it comes to the UN by demanding China and India participate and he has acted as a "delayer" when it comes to climate policy.

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  • He said he's confident that recent changes in the leadership team and efforts to "delayer the organization" will improve its performance.

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  • May 01, 2009 at 11: 58 PM try startup delayer to set some of the non-essential programs to start up later.

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  • Although lesser dictionaries give it the abbreviated meaning of ‘delayer or procrastinator,’ the Oxford English Dictionary will inform that it was once more commonly used to mean ‘one who delays past the appropriate time for departure.’

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  • Mischel found that while the low delayer stared at the marshmallow until he could resist it no longer, high delayers distracted themselves, often playing with toys or singing while waiting for the researcher to return.

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  • Pielke Jr. is a special form of denialist according to environmental activists such as Joe Romm of Climate Progress, who calls him a delayer, one who does not deny climate change but collects arguments for delaying any action.

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  • SCHAFF: The team will actually be there with heavy rescue equipment to be able to de-layer these buildings as the dogs and some of the other devices that help locate the victims will be found, they will be delayer these buildings and extricate the victims.

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  • The latest fad, it seems, amid the denier/skeptic/delayer community is to resurrect the old "Co2 = Life" with emphasizing that Co2 is plant life.

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  • An example of Holdren's abuse of science was his decision to join with others in a 11-page Scientific American "attack" on climate delayer Bjorn Lomborg's serial truthiness and abuse of statistics.

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