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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.
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informal a strong tough person, esp a boxer or a bully
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a big, tough man.
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|Noun||1.||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"|
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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.
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bruiser[ˈbruːzəʳ] N → gorila m
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bruiser[ˈbruːzər] n (= tough guy) → cogneur m
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Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007
bruiser[ˈbruːzəʳ] n (fam) → bullo
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