a person or thing that bounces.
a person who is employed at a bar, nightclub, etc., to eject disorderly persons.
something large of its kind.

1755–65; bounce + -er1 Unabridged
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bouncer (ˈbaʊnsə)
1.  slang a person employed at a club, pub, disco, etc, to throw out drunks or troublemakers and stop those considered undesirable from entering
2.  slang a dishonoured cheque
3.  cricket another word for bumper
4.  a person or thing that bounces

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Word Origin & History

mid-19c. in various senses, noun derivative of bounce (v.). Earliest attested is "boaster, bully, braggart" (1833); also "large example of its kind" (1842); "enforcer of order in a bar or saloon" (1865, Amer. Eng., originally colloquial).
" 'The Bouncer' is merely the English 'chucker out'. When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and -- bounces him!" ["London Daily News," July 26, 1883]
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Example sentences
And early this morning, two brothers with whom the bouncer scuffled were
  released by the district attorney's office.
And, if you break that rule, you could see your camera destroyed by the lady's
She has been supplied with a bouncer to keep out the wrong crowd.
Guy goes into an upscale bar and the bouncer tells him a necktie is required
  for admission.
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