bruiser


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bruis·er

 (bro͞o′zər)
n. Informal
1. A usually large or powerfully built person who is aggressive or readily gets into fights.
2. A boxer.
3. A person who enjoys arguing with others.

bruiser

(ˈbruːzə)
n
informal a strong tough person, esp a boxer or a bully

bruis•er

(ˈbru zər)

n. Informal.
a big, tough man.
[1580–90]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bruiser - a large and strong and heavyset man; "he was a bull of a man"; "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got"
adult male, man - an adult person who is male (as opposed to a woman); "there were two women and six men on the bus"

bruiser

noun (Informal) tough, heavy (slang), rough (informal), bully, thug, gorilla (informal), hard man, rowdy, tough guy, hoodlum, bully boy, ruffian, roughneck (slang) Dad was a docker and a bit of a bruiser in his day.
Translations

bruiser

[ˈbruːzəʳ] Ngorila m

bruiser

[ˈbruːzər] n (= tough guy) → cogneur m

bruiser

n (inf)Rabauke m, → Räuber m (hum)

bruiser

[ˈbruːzəʳ] n (fam) → bullo
References in classic literature ?
Pat" Callahan--"Growler" Pat, as he had been known before he ascended the bench--had begun life as a butcher boy and a bruiser of local reputation; he had gone into politics almost as soon as he had learned to talk, and had held two offices at once before he was old enough to vote.
And I shook my fist in the paralytic face of the most brutal bruiser of his time.
The Yorkshire man had a reputation as a bruiser and preferred fighting to eating.
Silverstein's hysterical sneer, "keepin' company vit a bruiser.
At last, while they were all, with the exception of the two bruisers who were mauling each other, in high glee and enjoyment, they heard a trumpet sound a note so doleful that it made them all look in the direction whence the sound seemed to come.
In politics and in trade, bruisers and pirates are of better promise than talkers and clerks.
Sometimes, when in the newspapers I happen upon descriptions of our modern bruisers and prizefighters, I wonder what chance the best of them would have had against him.
At college he pulled stroke-oar in the Christchurch boat, and had thrashed all the best bruisers of the "town.
I can't get the bugger off my back - While campaigning for Tony Benn in 1984 The Great She-elephant, Shewho-must-be-obeyed, the Catherine the Great of Finchley, the prime minister herself - On Margaret Thatcher Same old Mafia again, I see - To a welcoming committee on arrival in Moscow OPPONENTS ON HEALEY A practical old bruiser with a first-class mind and very bad manners - Lord Hailsham A political thug - Lady Falkender One of the most insensitive know-alls of British politics - Lord Jenkins of Hillhead when he was plain Roy Jenkins
The Brokeback Mountain star plays Billy 'the Great' Hope, a lightmiddleweight bruiser whose world falls apart when his wife (Rachel McAdams) is murdered.
I was a skinny kid and rather lazy, so attempting to tackle some 12 year old bruiser with a beard never really appealed to me.
45PM La Vie En Rose Oscarwinner Marion Cotillard and Bullhead's Belgian bruiser Matthias Schoenaerts make a distinctly odd couple in freakily stylised Beauty And The Beast for a busted Eurozone.