Definition of breathalyser noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



(British English) (North American English Breathalyzer™) noun
BrE BrE//ˈbreθəlaɪzə(r)//
; NAmE NAmE//ˈbreθəlaɪzər//
The police
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a device used by the police to measure the amount of alcohol in a driver’s breath More Like ThisBlended or portmanteau wordsalcopop, breathalyser, bromance, brunch, chillax, chugger, docusoap, edutainment, greenwash, guesstimate, infomercial, mechatronics, metrosexual, mockney, motel, multiplex, pleather, podcast, robocall, simulcast, sitcom, smog, staycation, telethon, televangelist, workaholic See worksheet. See related entries: The police Word Origin1960s: blend of breath and analyse, + -er.