Adjective "hamster" definition and examples

(Hamster may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈhamstə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A solitary burrowing rodent with a short tail and large cheek pouches for carrying food, native to Europe and North Asia.
  1. 'Pregnant women should avoid contact with hamsters or other rodents.'
  2. 'Penicillin is a very useful drug for humans but kills guinea pigs and hamsters.'
  3. 'We recycle everything, usually through our neighbours' kids' rabbits, hamsters and guinea pigs.'
  4. 'Donkeys, dogs, gerbils, hamsters, rabbits, parrots and newts are most likely to get a present.'
  5. 'Experiments revealed the same cells that have also been discovered in rats, gophers, gerbils, mice, and hamsters.'
  6. 'A former voluntary worker says pythons there fed on pet rabbits, hamsters and gerbils that had been entrusted to the zoo's care.'
  7. 'To me, they all look like small, furry, kind of cute-looking little things - like hamsters, gerbils, shrews and mice.'
  8. 'Also, gerbils and hamsters are better left to be owned by friends, where we can go over and visit them and hold them and go home and never have to clean a cage.'
  9. 'Pet hamsters and gerbils are a familiar sight at many schools but Old Palace has decided to go one better and adopt a llama.'
  10. 'If you've got chinchillas or hamsters or any other small furry creatures, there is more than a trip to the microwave in store for them when it comes to playtime.'

More definitions

1. any of several short-tailed, stout-bodied, burrowing rodents, as Cricetus cricetus, of Europe and Asia, having large cheek pouches.

More examples(as adjective)

"fragments can be hamster."

"dnas can be hamster."

Origin

Early 17th century: from German, from Old High German hamustro ‘corn weevil’.