from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun One who bottles; specifically, one whose occupation is to bottle wine, spirits, ale, etc.

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

  • noun One who bottles wine, beer, soda water, etc.

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  • noun Australia, New Zealand, slang a person or thing that is excellent or admirable.
  • noun A person, company, or thing who bottles, especially in bulk.
  • noun A Truck used for transporting bottled goods in crates.
  • noun UK, sports, slang A person who or group that fails to meet expectations, especially one prone to such failure.

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  • noun a manufacturer that makes and bottles beverages


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Origin obscure; the suffix -er is shared by a number of synonymous expressive words, the earliest of which is perhaps bonzer.

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From bottle +‎ -er.


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