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cruncher

[kruhn-cher] /ˈkrʌn tʃər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that crunches.
2.
Informal. a decisive blow, argument, event, or the like.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50; crunch + -er1
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Examples from the web for cruncher
  • And in almost every case, the number-cruncher wouldn't turn up anything.
  • To get through the day, he made himself into an algorithm, a number cruncher.
  • Getting a mere number-cruncher to do so had long been thought impossible.
Contemporary definitions for cruncher
noun

a computer used for complex numerical calculations or data processing

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number cruncher


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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