bounc·er | \ ˈbau̇n(t)-sər \

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

The prosecutor's office said the 27-year-old woman was leaving the restaurant when gunmen on a motorcycle fired on a man whom authorities identified as a bouncer at an area bar. Washington Post, "World Digest: July 9, 2018," 9 July 2018 Black patrons at other Gayborhood bars had also reported having to show multiple IDs to gain entry and bouncers turning them away for wearing sweatpants or Timberland boots. Michael Boren,, "Tabu to replace ICandy, the Gayborhood bar where owner used racial slur," 27 June 2018 What if Starbucks locations all over Philadelphia used Philly cops like bouncers at nightclubs? Michael Harriot, The Root, "5 Philadelphia Starbucks Locations Called Cops on Customers About Once Per Month: Report," 18 June 2018 Cervelli advanced to third, but Richards kept him there by retiring his counterpart Taillon on a bouncer to third. Craig Davis,, "Marlins lose on bunt hit after Trevor Richards stymies Pirates for seven innings," 15 Apr. 2018 Difo’s throwing two-out throwing error after Jabari Blash’s and Jose Pirela’s back-to-back singles gave the Padres a 1-0 lead on Wil Myers’ bouncer to shortstop in the first inning. Jeff Sanders,, "Wild Lamet off the mark in Padres loss," 20 Aug. 2017 Mexican officials said the intended target had been a local bouncer, who was also struck but survived, the AP reported. Amy B Wang, Washington Post, "American tourist killed by stray bullet in Mexico City while celebrating first wedding anniversary," 10 July 2018 The man pulled out a .40-caliber pistol and fired at the bouncer while running through the parking lot, Leisz said. Pauline Repard,, "Gunshots outside Miramar strip club miss bouncer, hit windows," 31 Mar. 2018 An overzealous bouncer grabbed me from behind — this was perhaps his only chance at heroism for the evening. Scout Maceachron, Seventeen, "I Got Drunk at Prom and Humiliated Myself in Front of the Entire Class," 18 June 2015

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First Known Use of bouncer

1865, in the meaning defined above

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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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