diver
noun Date: 1506 1. one that dives 2. a. a person who stays underwater for long periods by having air supplied from the surface or by carrying a supply of compressed air b. any of various birds that obtain food by diving in water; especially loon

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  • Diver — Unlike many apparently obvious surnames, this interesting and quite rare example, actually reflects what it means. It is either a nickname for a good swimmer from the pre 8th century Norse Viking dyfa or it can be locational and describe a former …   Surnames reference

  • díver — adj. divertido. ❙ «Sol, playa, dunas, mogollón de deportes acuáticos... ¿Qué tal una semanita en plan díver?» Ragazza, n.° 101. ❙ ▄▀ «¡Vamos a cenar en el jardín. Qué díver!» …   Diccionario del Argot "El Sohez"

  • diver —    a male who indulges in cunnilingus    As with a muff diver:     ... the tufts of facial hair known as bugger s grips can also be described as muff diver s depth marks. (Jolly, 1988) …   How not to say what you mean: A dictionary of euphemisms

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