Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who eats; specifically, a menial; a servant. Compare beef-eater.
  • noun That which eats or corrodes; a corrosive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun One who, or that which, eats.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Agent noun of eat; one who eats.

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

  • noun someone who consumes food for nourishment
  • noun any green goods that are good to eat

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Examples

  • However, it's not explicit that the purple people eater is extra-terrestrial in origin, based on the lyrical evidence, only that it can fly ...

    Boing Boing

  • However, it's not explicit that the purple people eater is extra-terrestrial in origin, based on the lyrical evidence, only that it can fly ...

    Boing Boing

  • However, it's not explicit that the purple people eater is extra-terrestrial in origin, based on the lyrical evidence, only that it can fly ...

    Boing Boing

  • Now, beneath those manholes, a man-eater is waiting ... a ravaging animal-turned-monster bent on destroying everything in its wake.

    Archive 2007-06-24

  • The planet eater from the Star Trek episode, The Doomsday Machine.

    September 2006

  • I hear the paste-eater is a drug-addicted whackjob who has imaginery conversations with his drugs (um, I did a lot of drugs and they never, uh, talked to me), the telcos are actively helping the government spy on us (um, duh) and lying about it, the Right is crying their mascara-stained eyes out for some civility the turd blossom might get indicted and even Newt “killing-the-government-to-save-it” Gingrich knows when to jump ship.

    Think Progress » Gingrich on NSA Phone Records Program: Administration’s Conduct Can’t ‘Be Defended By Reasonable People’

  • The planet eater from the Star Trek episode, The Doomsday Machine.

    Results: Reader Challenge #4 - The Top 27 Coolest Science Fiction Threats

  • (Peter peter pumpkin eater/had a wife and couldn't keep her ...)

    December 2002

  • (Peter peter pumpkin eater/had a wife and couldn't keep her ...)

    December 2002

  • 320 Easterns greatly respect a belle fourchette, especially when the eater is a lover.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

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  • "1. One who eats; specifically, a menial; a servant. Compare beef-eater.

    2. That which eats or corrodes; a corrosive."

    --Century Dictionary

    September 24, 2010