Etymology
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pusher (n.)

1590s in a literal sense, "one who or that which pushes," agent noun from push (v.). Used in various mechanical senses; the meaning "peddler of illegal drugs" (1935 in prison slang) is from the verb in the "promote" sense.

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Definitions of pusher

pusher (n.)
one who intrudes or pushes himself forward;
Synonyms: thruster
pusher (n.)
an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs;
Synonyms: drug peddler / peddler / drug dealer / drug trafficker
pusher (n.)
someone who pushes;
Synonyms: shover
pusher (n.)
a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes;
Synonyms: zori
pusher (n.)
a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around;
Synonyms: baby buggy / baby carriage / carriage / perambulator / pram / stroller / go-cart / pushchair
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