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crammer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n crammer a textbook designed for cramming
    • n crammer a special school where students are crammed
    • n crammer a teacher who is paid to cram students for examinations
    • n crammer a student who crams
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Crammer krăm"mẽr One who crams; esp., one who prepares a pupil hastily for an examination, or a pupil who is thus prepared.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n crammer One who prepares himself or others, as for an examination, by cramming.
    • n crammer A lie.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Crammer one who prepares students for examination by cramming them
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. crammian; Ice. kremja, to squeeze; Dan. kramme, to crumple.

Usage

In literature:

You are really passing the Crammers and Coaches.
"Somebody's Luggage" by Charles Dickens
Such a sight of crammers!
"The Ebb-Tide A Trio And Quartette" by Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne
We take crammers' rejections as well as good little boys like Stalky.
"Stalky & Co." by Rudyard Kipling
It was all a crammer.
"The Duke's Children" by Anthony Trollope
It's a very creditable crammer, due to Chartreuse.
"Thelma" by Marie Corelli
Perhaps you will become less of a last-minute crammer and more of a scholar.
"Autobiography of a YOGI" by Paramhansa Yogananda
It don't count for much whether I told a crammer or not.
"Dr. Wortle's School" by Anthony Trollope
But great as was his astonishment, he was left no time to indulge in it, or speculate how his old "crammer" came to be there.
"The Free Lances" by Mayne Reid
As a matter of fact, the secondary schoolmaster is forced to become a crammer.
"Literary Tours in The Highlands and Islands of Scotland" by Daniel Turner Holmes
Such a sight of crammers!
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. XIX (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And the fault does not lie with the 'crammer.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
He is to go to a crammer's and work up for the army.
"With Rifle and Bayonet" by F.S. Brereton
Digby was told that he might go back to the schoolroom and prepare for Mr Crammer.
"Digby Heathcote" by W.H.G. Kingston
She gave her head an impatient toss, as if to shake off the thought of the boisterous young cadets and crammer's-pups within.
"The Tower of Oblivion" by Oliver Onions
I don't know what it means, but crammer is the correct word.
"The Zankiwank and The Bletherwitch" by S. J. Adair Fitzgerald
Not you, you are really passing the crammers and coaches.
"Dickens As an Educator" by James L. (James Laughlin) Hughes
His social "crammer" could no more cure him of his hatred of a collar than of his liking for his cats.
"My Lord Duke" by E. W. Hornung
But I had to go, and I went to an army crammer to try and be stuffed for the service.
"By Right of Sword" by Arthur W. Marchmont
Then she administered a few sound spanks to the naked buttocks of the crammer.
"The White Peacock" by D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Jim had been at a crammer's near Frome.
"Laid up in Lavender" by Stanley J. Weyman
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In poetry:

A scrimmage in a Border Station —
A canter down some dark defile —
Two thousand pounds of education
Drops to a ten-rupee jezail —
The Crammer's boast, the Squadron's pride,
Shot like a rabbit in a ride!
"Arithmetic on the Frontier" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

This workshop is great for planners and crammers alike.
Sometimes, there's nothing you can do to prevent a determined crammer from adding fake charges to your phone bill .
Misdials help 'crammers' ring up millions in phone bill scam.
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