bounc·​er ˈbau̇n(t)-sər How to pronounce bouncer (audio)
: one that bounces: such as
: one employed to restrain or eject disorderly persons
: a bouncing ground ball

Examples of bouncer in a Sentence

The batter hit a bouncer to the shortstop.
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Word History

First Known Use

1865, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of bouncer was in 1865

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“Bouncer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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bounc·​er ˈbau̇n(t)-sər How to pronounce bouncer (audio)
: one that bounces
especially : someone employed in a public place to remove troublemakers
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