Tater has 2 meanings
1. What is a tater in baseball?

Home run

A term that refers to a home run, most likely an especially long and impressive home run.

The term has mysterious origins. Some persons claim that it was first coined by Reggie Jackson, while others say it evolved from players using the term "mash" to describe how hard a player hit a ball. And since people love food and mashed potatoes are universally adored, it became "mashed taters." It is similar to the Yard home run slang term.


Harper mashed 3 taters and had 5 ribbies in the game

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Updated October 8, 2014
2. What food is tater short for?


Taters are one of the most versatile and hearty foods in the world. They are easy to grow and produce some of the most beloved food items, including mashed and baked potatoes, fries, and tater tots.

Most people (besides Gollum) know what taters are since it is a common abbreviation. People use it in various contexts, whether IRL, online, or in messages.

For example, you may ask your cousin what his favorite Thanksgiving food is, and she replies, "Mashed taters, of course!" Or, you might ask your friend what you can pick up at the grocery store, and he replies, "we need taters, plz."


Roasted taters are such a great fall food
OMG, my mouth is watering

The world would be a better place with less haters and more taters

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Updated November 28, 2023

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