from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A kitchen utensil for mashing vegetables or fruit.
- n. Slang A man who attempts to force his attentions on a woman.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. One who, or that which, mashes.
- n. A machine for making mash.
- n. a man who makes often unwelcome advances to women
- n. a fashionable man, a dandy, a fop
- n. A man who molests women, as in a subway.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, mashes; also (Brewing), a machine for making mash.
- n. A charmer of women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An apparatus for preparing the mash for the distillation of potato spirits. Ure, Dict.
- n. One who or that which mashes or crushes; a crusher.
- n. One whose dress or manners are such as to impress strongly the fancy or elicit the admiration of susceptible young women; a fop; a “dude”; a “lady-killer.”
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a kitchen utensil used for mashing (e.g. potatoes)
- n. a man who is aggressive in making amorous advances to women
mash + -er (Wiktionary)
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 + -er. Leland writes of the etymology: (Wiktionary)