Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who, or that which, soaks.
  • n. A person suffering from alcoholism.
  • n. A kind of knitted woollen diaper.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who, or that which, soaks.
  • n. A hard drinker.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which soaks.
  • n. A habitual drinker; one accustomed to drink spirituous liquors to excess; a toper.

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

  • n. a heavy rain
  • n. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

Etymologies

soak +‎ -er (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The recipe calls for two pre-doughs, a biga (Italian bread starter), which has to be refrigerated overnight, and a soaker, which is some of the flour (in this case-- it can also be whole grains) with liquid and sometimes a little salt.

    Archive 2009-04-01

  • The night before you want to bake, combine all the "soaker" ingredients in a small bowl.

    Archive 2009-07-01

  • One day he received a "soaker" of a snowball in his left ear while hurrying to the gymnasium.

    The Rover Boys on a Hunt or The Mysterious House in the Woods

  • VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) - It's a yearly reminder, that could save you from getting a 'soaker'.

    News1130.com

  • Full many a lad fell on the battlements that were thrown up in haste, only to rise again and fight until a "soaker," wrung out in the gutter and laid away to harden in the frost, caught him in the eye and sent him to the rear, a reeling, bawling invalid, but prouder of his hurt than any veteran of his scars, just as his gang carried the band stand by storm and drove the Seventh-streeters from the Garden in ignominious flight.

    Children of the Tenements

  • So tonight we move out again, to our own place, where I can drink a beer and sit on the patio with my super-soaker, keeping the parking lot safe from drunken idiots with illegal fireworks on my small rented patch of America.

    Slow writing day #2

  • Calling the storm a "super soaker," forecasters at the National Hurricane Center said it could dump 10 to 15 inches of rain throughout the region and trigger a storm surge of two to four feet.

    New Tropical Storm Threatens the Gulf

  • The fully-furnished one-bedroom apartment boasted all the amenities you could ask for: a luxury bedroom, a spacious bathroom with both a big soaker tub and a rainhead shower, a fully equipped kitchen and a stylish, comfy living room.

    Natalie Bahadur: Three Nights in Bangkok

  • Are you a chronic soaker of pricey gizmos, or are you just more careful than I am?

    Can This Bag Save Dunked Electronics?

  • I like that, super-soaker for Mom from the lawnchair … Must do that this summer.

    Janie’s Got A Gun | Her Bad Mother

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