Definition of tater in English:


(British tatie)


  • A potato.

    ‘a dish of boiled taters’
    • ‘I'd already been poked and calculated so he left me alone like I weren't nothing more than a sack of taters.’
    • ‘I concentrated on expertly dunking my tater tots into a big glob of ketchup.’
    • ‘Counting is easily worked into almost any meal, such as telling a child they can have two cookies or giving them five tater tots.’
    • ‘In a large crockpot, serve warm mashed taters and veggies.’
    • ‘Having borne for a thousand years the same relationship to fashion that the tater has to gastronomy, the lowly clog is now the hottest ticket in jockwear.’
    • ‘There are few joys, few comforts of senectitude, and mashed taters and meatloaf slathered with heart valve clogging bone gravy are that aplenty.’
    • ‘Daphne White listlessly pushes her tater tots around her plate.’
    • ‘Achill has endured a history of seasonal migration with the head of the household going to Scotland and the north of England for the ‘tatie hoking’ and harvesting seasons.’
    • ‘Today it was chicken patty sandwich with tater tots and corn and a brownie.’
    • ‘He slams down his tray making his tater tots fly everywhere and sits down.’
    • ‘You've got your regular old taters, sweet potatoes, faro - even lotus root makes it into the dish.’
    • ‘It actually went quite well with the potato starter, a dish of boiled taters and sliced boiled eggs served in a creamy sauce that contrasted well with the ceviche's sharp citrus-y zing.’
    • ‘You could go the government route and rationalize that the child is eating his vegetables when he smothers his tater tots in a puddle of ketchup.’
    • ‘The folk about had their own taties and veg. and although many had the coal, local peats were in demand.’
    • ‘We had a good blow out with beef and taters but we had to lie on the boards at night.’
    • ‘I believe, dear reader, that we're witnessing the birth of a trend, and in fact, 2005 may well turn out to be the year of the tater tot.’
    • ‘To speed up the cooking process and to achieve that restaurant-style breakfast tater, microwave the potatoes for 4 minutes.’
    • ‘On your knees, and as he ploughed 'em up, you were picking taties into a bucket, and then after you got so far up t'row you'd empty taties into a bucket, and then after you got so far up t'row you'd empty them into a sack.’
    • ‘Some days vegetables like green beans or carrots show up, but you're just as likely to see whipped potatoes, tater tots, or French fries as the vegetable of the day.’
    • ‘After a rather substantial evening meal consisting of home made meat and tater pie with all the trimmings and trifle for afters, we got ourselves prepared for the trick or treaters.’


Mid 18th century: alteration.