bounc·​er | \ ˈbau̇n(t)-sər How to pronounce bouncer (audio) \

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

The batter hit a bouncer to the shortstop.
Recent Examples on the Web Between his recovery program, jobs as a security guard and bouncer and trying to earn his commercial driver’s license, Floyd kept busy. Washington Post, "Police were a part of George Floyd’s life from beginning to end, an experience uncommon for most Americans, except other Black men.," 26 Oct. 2020 Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department officers showed a photo from the store video to the bouncer at a nearby bar, who identified Andrew Mosier as the boyfriend of a former bar employee, according to the affidavit. Lawrence Andrea, The Indianapolis Star, "Indianapolis couple charged with 10 counts of armed robbery," 9 Oct. 2020 With one out and a runner at first, Justin Turner hit a bouncer to third, and Jake Lamb’s throw to second was nearly at Tommy La Stella’s shoetops. Susan Slusser,, "Ramón Laureano provides the power, Sean Manaea puts up good start in A’s win at L.A.," 23 Sep. 2020 This bouncer is for kids 3 to 8 years old and has a capacity of three at a time. Tony Vaz, Popular Science, "Bounce houses that bring a bit of magic to your yard," 1 Nov. 2020 City Sway bouncer is a sleek-looking number that also rocks and folds flat for storage. Lindsey Hunter Lopez, USA TODAY, "25 useful gifts new parents actually want," 19 Oct. 2020 The bouncer was treated at the scene and subsequently at a local hospital. Eric E. Harrison, Arkansas Online, "Suspect in Jonesboro club shooting arrested in Batesville, police say," 29 Sep. 2020 With two outs in the seventh, Tyler Duffey fooled Martin Maldonado with a curveball that dived into the dirt, and got a routine bouncer to third, perhaps with a little extra topspin, as his reward. Phil Miller, Star Tribune, "Two fielding plays doom Twins in tight loss to Astros," 30 Sep. 2020 The defensive play of the game came from Kemp, who reversed course quickly when a bouncer by Michael Brantley ticked off Olson’s glove. Susan Slusser,, "Ramón Laureano gives A’s walkoff win over Astros with two outs in ninth," 9 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of bouncer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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20 Nov 2020

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“Bouncer.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Nov. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of bouncer

: 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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