Bruiser



a strong, tough person:
The football player was over six feet tall and weighed 285 pounds—a real bruiser.
Contemporary Examples

Florida on the Thames Tina Brown May 6, 2010

Historical Examples

100%: The Story of a Patriot Upton Sinclair
The Amazing Marriage, Complete George Meredith
Spring Street James H. Richardson
Frank Merriwell’s Triumph Burt L. Standish
Rodney Stone Arthur Conan Doyle
Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S. Percy F. Westerman
Danger! and Other Stories Arthur Conan Doyle
Port O’ Gold Louis John Stellman
A New Illustrated Edition of J. S. Rarey’s Art of Taming Horses J. S. Rarey

noun
(informal) a strong tough person, esp a boxer or a bully
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    to injure by striking or pressing, without breaking the skin: The blow bruised his arm. Her pinching bruised the peaches. to injure or hurt slightly, as with an insult or unkind remark: to bruise a person’s feelings. to crush (drugs or food) by beating or pounding. Metalworking. to injure the surface of (an ingot or […]

  • Bruit

    to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about): The report was bruited through the village. Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation. Archaic. rumor; report. Archaic. noise; din; clamor. Historical Examples The History of the City of Fredericksburg, Virginia S. J. (Silvanus Jackson) Quinn Royal Edinburgh […]



  • Bruited

    to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about): The report was bruited through the village. Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation. Archaic. rumor; report. Archaic. noise; din; clamor. Historical Examples Border Ghost Stories Howard Pease Curious, if True Elizabeth Gaskell Life on a Mediaeval Barony […]

  • Bruits

    to voice abroad; rumor (used chiefly in the passive and often followed by about): The report was bruited through the village. Medicine/Medical. any generally abnormal sound or murmur heard on auscultation. Archaic. rumor; report. Archaic. noise; din; clamor. Historical Examples Hereward, The Last of the English Charles Kingsley The Complete Works of Josh Billings Henry […]



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