Definition of Bruiser

1. Noun. A large and strong and heavyset man. "A thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"

Exact synonyms: Bull, Samson, Strapper
Generic synonyms: Adult Male, Man
Derivative terms: Bruise

Definition of Bruiser

1. n. One who, or that which, bruises.

Definition of Bruiser

1. Noun. (sports) : In contact sports, an athlete whose size, strength, and/or aggressiveness make it likely that he will cause athletes on the opposing team to suffer physical punishment. ¹

2. Noun. By extension, a tall, strong, heavily built man, especially one prone to physical violence. ¹

3. Noun. A thug. ¹

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Definition of Bruiser

1. a big, husky man [n -S]

Medical Definition of Bruiser

1. 1. One who, or that which, bruises. 2. A boxer; a pugilist. "Like a new bruiser on Broughtonic aand, Amid the lists our hero takes his stand." (T. Warton) 3. A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bruiser

brugia malayi
brugia pahangi
bruise up
bruiser (current term)
bruit de Roger
bruit de canon
bruit de claquement
bruit de cuir neuf
bruit de diable

Literary usage of Bruiser

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Spell of the Yukon, and Other Verses by Robert William Service (1907)
"GRIN If you're up against a bruiser and you're getting knocked about— Grin. If you're feeling pretty groggy, and you're licked beyond a doubt— Grin. ..."

2. The Works of William Hogarth: (including the 'Analysis of Beauty by Thomas Clerk, William Hogarth (1812)
"... THE bruiser. CHARLES CHURCHILL, • . (ONCE THE REVEREND,) IN THE CHARACTER OF A RUSSIAN HERCULES. IRRITATED by the publication of Mr Wilkes's portrait, ..."

3. Spendthrifts, and Other Social Photographs by Eustace Clare Grenville Murray (1887)
"THE PROFESSIONAL bruiser. IT is not of the prize-fighter that we are now about ... The bruiser has often been a groom and having lost his situation through ..."

4. Ten Years in Wall Street: Or, Revelations of Inside Life and Experience on by William Worthington Fowler (1870)
"The Countrymen Respond to the Cry—A Rustic bruiser on Change—My Little Commission Bill—The Devourers of Widows' Houses—What shall I buy, and How shall I buy ..."

5. Iron: An Illustrated Weekly Journal for Iron and Steel Manufacturers edited by Sholto Percy, Perry Fairfax Nursey (1856)
"Smith Malton, York Oat-bruiser. EB Doggett West Hem „ Spring-clasp purse. T. Pope and С. Heath. ... bruiser."

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