What does bruiser mean?

bruiser meaning in General Dictionary

One who or what bruises

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  • a large and strong and heavyset guy
  • one that, or what, bruises.
  • A boxer; a pugilist.
  • A concave tool used in milling lenses or the speculums of telescopes.

bruiser meaning in Etymology Dictionary

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


bruiser meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Person who, or what, bruises.

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  • (letter.) A boxer; a pugilist.
  • (n.) A concave device used in grinding contacts or perhaps the speculums of telescopes.