variants: or less commonly ball breaker
plural ball-breakers also ball breakers

Definition of ball-breaker

2 informal + sometimes offensive : ballbuster When he was sober, he was an okay guy, but when he'd had a few too many Pabst Blue Ribbons, he was a major ball breaker.— James O. Born, Field of Fire, 2007

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First Known Use of ball-breaker

circa 1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Ball-breaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2020.

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