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bruiser

[broo-zer] /ˈbru zər/
noun, Informal.
1.
a strong, tough person:
The football player was over six feet tall and weighed 285 pounds—a real bruiser.
Origin
1580-1590
1580-90; bruise + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bruisers

bruiser

/ˈbruːzə/
noun
1.
(informal) a strong tough person, esp a boxer or a bully
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Word Origin and History for bruisers

bruiser

n.

"a pugilist," 1744, agent noun from bruise (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for bruisers

bruiser

noun

A big, strong man, esp a pugilist (mid-1700s+)


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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