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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a drug dealer/pusher (=someone who sells drugs)
▪ The city's streets are full of drug dealers.
pen pusher
pencil pusher
▪ Pushers At one end of Fifth Avenue, people were living in rat-infested hovels in conditions only drug pushers want.
▪ The robber bridegroom could be a drug pusher in-stead of a homicidal cannibal, for instance.
▪ Being a University City, Oxford is an obvious target for the drugs pushers.
▪ Can we retrieve our culture from the product pushers?
▪ He told them to put their pushers out to undercut Huey's prices.
▪ His wife was wearing pedal pushers and a sleeve-less blouse.
▪ I am the driver and pusher but have had a hip replacement which restricts the distance that I can push the wheelchair.
▪ The robber bridegroom could be a drug pusher in-stead of a homicidal cannibal, for instance.
▪ They are pushers more than pullers of public opinion.
▪ We're very pleased and need to catch the pushers and users of crack.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Pusher \Push"er\, n.

  1. One who, or that which, pushes.

  2. One who sells illegal drugs, esp. one who tries to convince others to use such drugs.

  3. (Railroad) a second engine attached to the rear of a train to provide extra power for climbing steep grades.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1590s in a literal sense, agent noun from push (v.). Meaning "peddler of illegal drugs" (1935 in prison slang) is from the verb in the "promote" sense.


n. 1 Someone or something that pushes. (from 16th c.) 2 (context military slang English) A girl or woman. (from 20th c.) 3 (context colloquial English) An illegal drug dealer. (from 20th c.) 4 (context aeronautics English) An aircraft with the propeller behind the fuselage. (from 20th c.)

  1. n. one who intrudes or pushes himself forward [syn: thruster]

  2. an unlicensed dealer in illegal drugs [syn: drug peddler, peddler, drug dealer, drug trafficker]

  3. someone who pushes [syn: shover]

  4. a sandal attached to the foot by a thong over the toes [syn: zori]

  5. a small vehicle with four wheels in which a baby or child is pushed around [syn: baby buggy, baby carriage, carriage, perambulator, pram, stroller, go-cart, pushchair]

Pusher (boat)

A pusher, pusher craft, pusher boat, pusher tug, or towboat, is a boat designed for pushing barges or car floats. In the United States, the industries that use these vessels refer to them as towboats. These vessels are characterized by a square bow, a shallow draft, and typically have knees, which are large plates mounted to the bow for pushing barges of various heights. These boats usually operate on rivers and inland waterways. Multiple barges lashed together, or a boat and any barges lashed to it, are referred to as a "tow" and can have dozens of barges. Many of these vessels, especially the long distances, or long haul boats, include living quarters for the crew.


Pusher may refer to:

  • A dealer in the illegal drug trade
  • A boat that pushes barges or car floats or other vessels, also called towboat, pusher craft, pusher boat, or pusher tug
  • A traditionally fueled pusher trailer used to extend an electric vehicle's range
Pusher (1996 film)

Pusher is a 1996 Danish crime drama co-written and directed by Nicolas Winding Refn, in his film debut. A commercial success considered highly influential in Danish film history, it helped launching Winding Refn's and actor Mads Mikkelsen's careers.

The film is set in the criminal underground of Copenhagen, Denmark, and tells the story of the drug dealer Frank ( Kim Bodnia) who, after losing a large amount of money in a drug deal gone wrong, falls into desperation as he only has a few days to raise the money he owes.

Although he did not want to turn Pusher into a franchise, financial difficulties forced Winding Refn to make two sequels: Pusher II, focusing on Mikkelsen's character after the events of the first film, and Pusher 3, focusing on another secondary character introduced in Pusher II; both sequels were financial and critical successes as well. A Hindi remake of the film was also released in 2010, followed by a British remake in 2012.

Pusher (railway station attendant)

A is a worker who pushes people onto the train at a railway station during the morning and evening rush hours.

Pusher (film series)

The Pusher films by Danish film director Nicolas Winding Refn illustrate and explore the criminal underworld of Copenhagen. Each of the three entries features a different character, with both sequels centered on a supporting character from the previous film.

Pusher (2012 film)

Pusher is a 2012 British crime thriller film directed by Luis Prieto. It is an English-language remake of Nicolas Winding Refn's 1996 film of the same name. The film stars Richard Coyle, Agyness Deyn, Bronson Webb, and Paul Kaye. Refn takes on the role of executive producer, with Rupert Preston of Vertigo Films and Chris Simon and Felix Vossen of Embargo Films producing. International sales are handled by Gaumont Film Company.

Pusher (The X-Files)

"Pusher" is the seventeenth episode of the third season of the American science fiction television series The X-Files. It originally aired on the Fox network on February 23, 1996, and was written by Vince Gilligan and directed by Rob Bowman. The episode is a "Monster-of-the-Week" story, unconnected to the series' wider mythology, or overarching fictional history of The X-Files. "Pusher" earned a Nielsen household rating of 10.8, being watched by 16.2 million viewers in its initial broadcast. "Pusher" received overwhelmingly positive reviews from television critics.

The show centers on FBI special agents Fox Mulder ( David Duchovny) and Dana Scully ( Gillian Anderson) who work on cases linked to the paranormal, called X-Files. In this episode, Mulder and Scully’s assistance is requested for a case involving a man, who goes by the pseudonym "Pusher", seemingly capable of bending people to his will. The suspect uses his mysterious abilities to manipulate Mulder into a dangerous end game.

"Pusher" was crafted by Gilligan with the intention to feature a tense cat and mouse game between Mulder and Pusher. The final scene, featuring a game of Russian roulette, was met with some resistance from the network. The standards and practices department argued that, because the game had never been featured on a television series before, it was unsuitable for broadcast. Several actors were considered for the role of Modell, even Lance Henriksen, who went on to play the lead role in Millennium, but Robert Wisden eventually won the role.

Pusher (tennis)

In tennis, a pusher is a defensive player who "pushes" back any shot they can chase down, without deliberately hitting a winner. They can angle shots, aim deep, as well as produce effective lobs. Pushers are extremely quick and consistent, rarely making errors. This style of play, similar to a "human backboard", often tires and frustrates more offensive opponents. They will try to win games by eliciting unforced errors from the opponent, i.e. by waiting for them to make the first mistake and losing the point. Pushers love to "dink" balls back with sidespin or backspin, placing their shots at disadvantageous locations for their opponents. The pusher's strategy also tends to involve a fair amount of psychological warfare.

Usage examples of "pusher".

By that time, she realized, the impactor would be launched and the last pusher pellets en route to it.

In thirty-two years he had seen the full pageant of human misery walk through his door - all ages, sexes, colours, shapes, sizes, and with every kink in the book: junkies, pushers, pros-ties, pimps, thieves, kooks, killers, you name it.

You just wait until your cart pusher is filling a bag with lemons or lychee nuts, and then you grab your new cart and stride away.

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We heard the usual complaints about the drug pushers, the zombielike crackheads, the prossies who work on Eighth Street, the growing number of gangbangers.

They were the firewater and cold-deck purveyors, the thimbleriggers and pill pushers, a goodly portion of whose receipts Murrell was now clucking delightedly over.

The quaddie piloting the pusher, a dark-haired, copper-skinned girl named Zara in the purple T-shirt and shorts of the pusher crews, brought her ship smartly into alignment and clicked it delicately into the clamps on the landing spoke.

Ti insist on docking to the Superjumper, Silver realized, as the crunch and shudder of their impact with the docking clamps reverberated through the pusher.

They deal with traditional organized crime families, other outlaw motorcycle gangs, Colombian and Cuban cocaine cowboys, pimps, pushers, drug addicts, and victims from all walks of life.

The detail involved in passing medications alone might come as a surprise to people who think of nurses as nothing more than pill pushers.

Sabrina emerged from her shower looking mighty spiffed up and sexy in a tight black turtleneck jersey, purple pedal pushers, and little golden slippers, and she smelled like strawberry champagne.

Because I was obviously not a policewoman or a pusher of some vampirish sort, a surprising number of people talked to me.

Watney ranged across the stage, primed to a tailored flash, his costume derived from leotards one night, pedal pushers the next, outrageous in the parodies he devised.

Three hundred microexplosions each second hurled energy against the pusher plate.