Definition of Bouncer

1. Noun. A person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting.

Exact synonyms: Chucker-out
Generic synonyms: Guard
Derivative terms: Bounce

Definition of Bouncer

1. n. One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.

Definition of Bouncer

1. Noun. (informal) A member of security personnel employed by bars, nightclubs, etc to maintain order and deal with patrons who cause trouble. ¹

2. Noun. (cricket) A short-pitched ball that bounces up towards, or above the height of the batsman’s head. ¹

3. Noun. (Internet) An account or server (as with IRC and FTP) that invisibly redirects requests to another, used for anonymity or vanity. ¹

4. Noun. (dated) One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving. ¹

5. Noun. (slang archaic) A boaster; a bully. ¹

6. Noun. (slang archaic) A bold lie. ¹

7. Noun. (slang archaic) A liar. ¹

8. Noun. Something big; a good stout example of the kind. ¹

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Definition of Bouncer

1. one that bounces [n -S] - See also: bounces

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bouncer

bounce houses
bounce off
bounce off the walls
bounce out
bounced check
bounced off the walls
bouncer (current term)
bounces off the walls
bouncing Bess
bouncing Bet
bouncing Betties
bouncing Betty
bouncing betty
bouncing bomb

Literary usage of Bouncer

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1. The Life of Charles Dickens by John Forster (1874)
"Mary's little dog too, Mrs. bouncer, barked ' in the greatest agitation on being called down and asked home. • 1.11 T» by friends. ..."

2. Tribune Essays: Leading Articles Contributed to the New York Tribune from by Charles Taber Congdon (1869)
"ALEXANDER THE bouncer. ALL great men have their weak side. Alexander of Macedon was given to grog. Alexander, of Georgia, "VPCS, is given to gammon. ..."

3. A Dictionary of English Synonymes and Synonymous Or Parallel Expressions by Richard Soule, George Holmes Howison (1891)
"Bounce, v. я. I. Bolt, leap, or spring suddenly. 2. Rebound, recoil. 3. Knock, thump. See BEAT. Bounce, v a. Thrust, drive against. bouncer, я. ..."

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