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

Word History

First Known Use

circa 1906, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of ball-breaker was circa 1906

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“Ball-breaker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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