Enforcer



[en-fawr-ser, -fohr-] /ɛnˈfɔr sər, -ˈfoʊr-/

noun
1.
a person or thing that .
2.
the member of a group, especially of a gang, charged with keeping dissident members obedient.
3.
a person, especially a public official, who laws, regulations, rules, or the like.
4.
Also called policeman. Ice Hockey. a physically intimidating or willingly belligerent player who is counted on to retaliate when rough tactics are used by the opposing team.
n.

1570s, agent noun from enforce. Meaning “intimidator” is from 1934, U.S. underworld slang.

noun

A person, esp a gangster, hockey player, or other athlete assigned to intimidate and punish opponents; policeman (1930s+)

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