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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-ter]
    • /ˈoʊ tər/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [oh-ter]
    • /ˈoʊ tər/

Definitions of oater word

  • noun oater a movie, television show, etc., about the frontier days of the U.S. West; western; horse opera. 1
  • noun oater A western movie or television show. 1
  • noun oater western (sense 6) 0

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Origin of oater

First appearance:

before 1945
One of the 6% newest English words
First recorded in 1945-50; oat + -er1

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Parts of speech for Oater


oater popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 62% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 51% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

oater usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for oater

noun oater

  • horse opera — a television or radio program or motion picture about the Wild West, often presented serially and usually dealing with adventures of cowboys, gunmen, gold prospectors, etc. Compare Western (def 8).
  • shoot-'em-up — a motion-picture or television program that emphasizes gunplay, action, and often violence.
  • spaghetti western — a low-budget western movie shot in Italy or Spain, usually with Italian actors and an American star.
  • western — lying toward or situated in the west: our company's western office.

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  • what is an oater?

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