bleeder

noun bleed·er
|Updated on: 24 Jul 2018

Definition of bleeder

1 : one that bleeds; especially : hemophiliac
2 British : rotter; also : bloke

Examples of bleeder in a Sentence

  1. Don't let those bleeders grind you down.

  2. “I've won the lottery.” “You lucky bleeder!”

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First Known Use of bleeder

1803

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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bleeder

noun bleed·er \ ˈblēd-ər \

medical Definition of bleeder

1 : one that draws blood; especially : a person who draws blood for medical reasons : bloodletter
3 : a large blood vessel (as one cut during surgery) that is losing blood
4 : a horse that has experienced exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage

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