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boxer

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noun box·er \ˈbäk-sər\

Definition of boxer

  1. 1 :  a person who engages in the sport of boxing

  2. 2 plural :  boxer shorts



1671

First Known Use of boxer

1671

Rhymes with boxer


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boxer

noun box·er

Definition of boxer

  1. :  one that makes boxes or packs things in boxes



1871

First Known Use of boxer

1871


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boxer

noun box·er

Definition of boxer

  1. :  any of a German breed of compact medium-sized dogs with a short usually fawn or brindled coat



Origin of boxer

German, from English 1boxer


First Known Use: circa 1904


Boxer

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noun Box·er \ˈbäk-sər\

Definition of Boxer

  1. :  a member of a Chinese secret society that in 1900 attempted by violence to drive foreigners out of China and to force Chinese converts to renounce Christianity



Origin of boxer

approximate translation of Chinese (Beijing) yìhé juǎn, literally, righteous harmonious fist


First Known Use: 1899

Rhymes with boxer



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