Definition of macher in English:

macher

Line breaks: macher
Pronunciation: /ˈmaxə
 
/

noun

US informal
  • 1A person who gets things done.
    More example sentences
    • Now, all sorts of entities and non-entities can reveal to mass audiences the agendas of these media machers.
    • But media machers would have a far stronger case for complaint about the role Hollywood plays in our politics if the very same media outlets weren't begging for each star's latest pronouncement.
    • The real macher in the conflagration over forest fires is Mark Rey, the Agriculture Department undersecretary.
  • 1.1 derogatory An overbearing person.
    More example sentences
    • Nothing, it seems, can stop a striving little macher like Ratner from running.
    • After Star Wars, Hollywood's machers more or less cut off the capital spigot to truly visionary filmmakers, opting instead to turn out schlockbuster after schlockbuster.

Origin

1930s: from Yiddish makher, from Middle High German Macher 'doer, active person'.

More definitions of macher

Definition of macher in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day skosh
Pronunciation: skəʊʃ
noun
a small amount; a little