ball·​bust·​er ˈbȯl-ˌbə-stər How to pronounce ballbuster (audio)
informal + sometimes offensive
: a person who is relentlessly aggressive, intimidating, or domineering

Word History

First Known Use

1871, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ballbuster was in 1871

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Cite this Entry

“Ballbuster.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

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