• IPA: /ˈbɹiːdə(ɹ)/

breeder (plural breeders)

  1. A person who breeds plants or animals (professionally).
  2. (slang, derogatory) A person who has had or who is capable of having children; a person who is focused on the rearing of their own children.
    • 1729, Jonathan Swift A Modest Proposal
      The number of souls in this kingdom being usually reckoned one million and a half, of these I calculate there may be about two hundred thousand couple whose wives are breeders; from which number I subtract thirty thousand couples who are able to maintain their own children, although I apprehend there cannot be so many, under the present distresses of the kingdom; but this being granted, there will remain an hundred and seventy thousand breeders.
  3. (gay slang, derogatory) A heterosexual; i.e. one whose sexual intercourse can lead to breeding.
    Synonyms: Thesaurus:heterosexual
    Since the breeders started coming here, you can never tell who likes cock.
    • 2010, Walter Lape, Alaska Waters, The Hudson Press (ISBN 9780983144816)
      My father spoke in a quiet, measured voice that gradually increased in tempo and in volume, “Travis, suppose everyone at this table were gay except you, and I called you a trailer-trash breeder?”
  4. Ellipsis of breeder reactor; a type of nuclear reactor that creates material suitable for the production of atomic weapons.
  5. (cellular automata) A pattern that exhibits quadratic growth by generating multiple copies of a secondary pattern, each of which then generates multiple copies of a tertiary pattern.
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  • Portuguese: reprodutor
  • Russian: производи́тель

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