bouncer

noun bounc·er \ ˈbau̇n(t)-sər \
Updated on: 10 Dec 2017

Definition of bouncer

: one that bounces: such as
a : one employed to restrain or eject disorderly persons
b : a bouncing ground ball

Examples of bouncer in a Sentence

  1. The batter hit a bouncer to the shortstop.

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First Known Use of bouncer

1865


BOUNCER Defined for English Language Learners

bouncer

noun

Definition of bouncer for English Language Learners

  • : a person whose job is to force anyone who causes a problem in a bar, nightclub, etc., to leave that place

  • : a ball that bounces on the ground


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