Bouncer



a person or thing that bounces.
a person who is employed at a bar, nightclub, etc., to eject disorderly persons.
something large of its kind.
Contemporary Examples

Baseball’s Greatest Comebacks Kevin Baker October 16, 2008
The Burglar Bunch Goes to Court Nicole LaPorte December 1, 2009
Carrie Bradshaw and Me Rebecca Dana August 4, 2009
Shopping with Levi Johnston Renata Espinosa June 15, 2009
Sham Classes and Crime Coverups Are the NCAA Normal Robert Silverman June 6, 2014

Historical Examples

Punch, or The London Charivari, Vol. 150, April 19, 1916 Various
Vigorish Gordon Randall Garrett
The Adventures of Mr. Verdant Green, Vols. I to III Cuthbert Bede
Happy-Thought Hall F. C. Burnand
Snow Shoes and Canoes William H. G. Kingston

noun
(slang) a person employed at a club, pub, disco, etc, to throw out drunks or troublemakers and stop those considered undesirable from entering
(slang) a dishonoured cheque
(cricket) another word for bumper1
a person or thing that bounces
n.

“The Bouncer” is merely the English “chucker out”. When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and — bounces him! [“London Daily News,” July 26, 1883]

A person employed to eject unwanted customers from a saloon, restaurant, dance hall, etc (1880s+)
A check that is returned for lack of funds; rubber check (1920s+)
A forged check (1920s+ Underworld)

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