big bruiser
Bruiser Bruis"er, n. 1. One who, or that which, bruises. [1913 Webster]

2. A boxer; a pugilist; hence, a strong, tough person; -- often used in the phrase

{big bruiser}. --R. Browning. [1913 Webster]

Like a new bruiser on Broughtonic sand, Amid the lists our hero takes his stand. --T. Warton. [1913 Webster]

3. A concave tool used in grinding lenses or the speculums of telescopes. --Knight. [1913 Webster]


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  • bruiser — UK [ˈbruːzə(r)] / US [ˈbruzər] noun [countable] Word forms bruiser : singular bruiser plural bruisers informal 1) a big strong man or boy who looks capable of hurting people 2) someone who argues with a lot of force, making other people feel… …   English dictionary

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  • bruiser — bruis|er [ bruzər ] noun count INFORMAL 1. ) a big strong man or boy who looks capable of hurting people: They looked like a couple of bruisers, and I didn t dare argue with them. 2. ) someone who argues with a lot of force, making other people… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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