• WordNet 3.6
    • n tater an edible tuber native to South America; a staple food of Ireland
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n tater A dialectal or vulgar form of potato.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Tater tā′tėr a vulgar form of potato
    • Tater Also Tā′tie
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In literature:

I met him dis mornin' wid sweet 'tater in his pocket.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
It haunts me cabin, and me cow, and me tater-estate; an' it drinks.
"The Red Eric" by R.M. Ballantyne
You needn't peel the 'taters to-night.
"A Little Norsk; Or, Ol' Pap's Flaxen" by Hamlin Garland
He'd grind a feller down to biled-tater parings, if he could.
"Joyce's Investments" by Fannie E. Newberry
I've lived on biscuits this trip; and the only tater I ate I'm going to see a doctor about direckly I get ashore.
"Short Cruises" by W. W. Jacobs
When de mens plowed up de 'taters us chillun had to go 'long and put 'em in baskets.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
They don't eat greens and taters where you come from!
"Despair's Last Journey" by David Christie Murray
He start in, Brer Fox did, en fum dat time forrerd he aggervate Brer Rabbit 'bout he tater-patch.
"Nights With Uncle Remus" by Joel Chandler Harris
Cook was paring the "taters," as she called them.
"The Nursery, January 1873, Vol. XIII." by Various
These 'taters have got to be dug.
"Country Neighbors" by Alice Brown

In poetry:

From buying empires
To planting 'taters,
From Declarations
To trick dumb-waiters.
"Thomas Jefferson" by Stephen Vincent Benet
Sis looks an' looks into the fire,
Half-squintin' through her lashes,
An' I jis watch my tater where
It shoots smoke through the ashes.
"Before Bedtime" by John Charles McNeill
Hi waitress, excuse me a minute, now listen,
I'm not finding fault, but here, Miss,
The 'taters' look gradely - the beef is a' reet
But what kind of pudden is this?
"Yorkshire Pudden" by Weston and Lee
But it couldn't be helped, so his wife did her best;
The children were always respectably drest;
Went early to school; were put early to bed;
And had plenty of taters and bacon and bread.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - III" by E W Bowling
So send off the young'uns to school afore nine;
And when they and faither come home for to dine,
Don't gi'e 'em cold taters and bacon half-fried,
But a meal as 'ull cheer 'em and warm their inside.
"Bedfordshire Ballad - IV" by E W Bowling
'E 'ad a fork out in the tater patch.
Sez 'e, "Why 'ello, Digger. Got a match?"
"Digger?" I sez. "Well, you ain't digger 'ere.
You better clear.
You ought to know that you can't dig them spuds.
They don't belong to you; they're ole Dad Flood's."
"Digger Smith" by C J Dennis

In news:

Catering to the frozen pizza, tater tot and tomato paste lobbies.
Lord Botetourt football coach Tater Benson resigns.
Lord Botetourt High School football coach Tater Benson has resigned.
Tater Tot & Cheese Bake.
On Thursday, April 22nd Bar Louie locations around the country host their 3rd annual "Rock The Tot" tater tot eating contest.
Tater Hill a backwoods gem in Monroe County.
(Press-Register/Connie Baggett) Roger Stinson offers a cold drink from the clear pool of spring water near Tater Hill in Monroe County.
New Year sweet ' tater .
They're all pretty similar, ground beef, cream of mushroom soup & tater tots.
Here is my recipe for Tater Tot Hot Dish.
Galaxy Hut's menu goes vegetarian (but don't worry , the tater tots are safe).
Erin Donovan/Special to the News Sentinel Cajun tater biscuits prepared by Elizabeth Blanchard of Spartanburg, S.C. Cajun tater biscuits .
A skewer of tater tots.
Goodbye 'taters, bye - bye rice.
Goodbye 'taters, bye-bye rice.