Definition of bender in English:


Syllabification: bend·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbendər


  • 1 [usually in combination] An object or person that bends something else: a fender bender
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    • Thus, field soldiers and civilian metal and electron benders were in the driver's seat - they could literally build their own division to meet General Meyer's concept and his timelines.
    • There are department-store tents of amateur watercolourists, amateur kiddie crocheters, flower dryers, mud turners, cancerous candle makers, rag-doll knotters and metal benders.
    • Working with English metal benders, the professor of experimental physics at Birkbeck College, University of London, has devised extensive methods of guarding against conscious or unconscious fraud.
  • 2A wild drinking spree.
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    • This could be because of a weekend drinking bender, or it's more likely because the story is tremendously forgettable.
    • However, I had been on a hard drinking bender for the whole weekend.
    • I guess this gives me a shoddy excuse to embark on a weeklong bender of hard drinking, dire self-examination and monstrous self-pity.


late 15th century (denoting instruments such as pliers, for bending things): from bend1 + -er1.

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