- A device for mashing vegetables, fruit, etc.
- (slang) A man who makes unwanted advances to women not acquainted with him, esp. in public places.
Origin of masher
- Either by analogy with masher (“one who presses, softens"), or more likely from Romani masha (“a fascinator, an enticer"), mashdva (“fascination, enticement"). Originally used in theater, and recorded in US in 1870s. Either originally borrowed as masher, from masha, or from mash +"Ž -er. Leland writes of the etymology:
- mash +"Ž -er