Etymology
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percolator (n.)

1795, "one who or that which filters," agent noun in Latin form from percolate. As a type of coffee-maker, by 1808. American English slang meaning "house party" is recorded from 1946.

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Definitions of percolator

percolator (n.)
a coffeepot in which boiling water ascends through a central tube and filters back down through a basket of ground coffee beans;
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