Definition of creamer in English:

creamer

noun

  • 1mass noun A cream or milk substitute for adding to coffee or tea.

    • ‘Almost as if annoyed by my slowness, my father slid the coffee creamer over to me.’
    • ‘Junior poured himself a mug of coffee, and stirred in a spoonful of powdered creamer.’
    • ‘He then got out coffee cups, sugar, creamer, butter, syrup, and the china.’
    • ‘He discovered something in his pocket and fished it out: a packet of nondairy creamer.’
    • ‘She had poured in two creamers and a packet of sugar into her own coffee and was still mixing the concoction.’
    • ‘He neglected breakfast for two pots of coffee that he drank with heavy sugar and creamer.’
    • ‘As a matter of fact, I haven't had a nice fresh cup of coffee with creamer in years.’
    • ‘Dan used the milk in the fridge as creamer for his coffee - he had the late shift tonight.’
    • ‘Coffee came with milk rather than the universal dairy creamer.’
    • ‘And you don't have any American coffee creamer.’
    • ‘It's your call if you want veggie links or meat sausages, and you can choose rice, soy or real creamer for your coffee.’
    • ‘Jon also offers advice to aspiring voice talent: don't drink coke or coffee with creamer, but lemons and water are great!’
    • ‘She sprinkled a teaspoonful of powdered non-dairy creamer into the coffee and watched the crystals explode into tiny pale swirls.’
    • ‘I told Sheila, the waitress behind the counter, that I wanted a blueberry bagel and coffee with Irish creamer.’
    • ‘She slowly sipped her cup of coffee with gingerbread creamer and looked around the small room.’
    • ‘Cut down on the amount of creamer in morning coffee.’
    • ‘She placed four mugs of coffee onto a tray, along with the sugar and creamer, and carried it to the living room.’
    • ‘She poured some coffee into a mug and handed it to me, along with some sugar packs and creamer.’
    • ‘Their drinks menu is impressive despite the lack of cappuccino, and I settled for a small vodka with ice and a coffee with creamer for later.’
    • ‘Alex prayed that Dan hadn't used the milk for creamer in his coffee.’
  • 2North American A jug for cream.

    • ‘When she first encountered the piece, Stem thought it was probably a creamer orphaned from its original tea or coffee service.’
    • ‘So one day she paid him $30,000 for a creamer that was shaped like a little elephant and that would supposedly make any person fall out of love in under seven hours.’
    • ‘Popular interest in collecting silver was immortalised by Bertie Wooster's antics with cow creamers and porringers.’
    • ‘The service typically included serving pots, slop bowl, covered sugar, creamer, tea caddy and spoon tray all of silver.’
    • ‘Teresa had already placed the creamer and sugar bowl on the table as well as butter and a pitcher of maple syrup.’
    • ‘These creamers, as they are known, were popular in the late 19th century, the Victorian period, and original examples can fetch £150 - £200 in good condition.’
  • 3historical A flat dish used for skimming the cream off milk.

    1. 3.1 A machine used for separating cream from milk.
      • ‘The facility is separated into two sub-plants - the bottling line side of the plant and the gable-top and creamers side of the plant.’

Pronunciation

creamer

/ˈkriːmə/