bruis·​er | \ ˈbrü-zər How to pronounce bruiser (audio) \

Definition of bruiser

: a big husky man

Examples of bruiser in a Sentence

That boy is going to be a bruiser when he grows up!

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In a city once home to the Broad Street Bullies, Gaethje and Barboza are ready to usher in a new breed of bruisers. Dan Gelston, The Seattle Times, "Broad Street Bullies: UFC set to hit Philly for 3rd time," 29 Mar. 2019 But this is no $60 graphical-bruiser, no flagship game that requires the latest console or gaming PC. Eric Limer, Popular Mechanics, "If You Can't Beat It, Code It," 17 Dec. 2018 Yes, Lagunitas, makers of boozy bruisers like aptly named Maximus (8.1% ABV) and Hop Stoopid (8% ABV) is releasing light beer. William Bostwick, WSJ, "Finally, Light Beers That Aren’t Light on Flavor," 8 Aug. 2018 Drambuie grew into a 115-pound blond bruiser with the thick coat of a yeti. Amy Sutherland,, "An experimental cancer treatment cured this dog. Could it work for people?," 16 May 2018 At 235 pounds, give or take, Wilson isn’t a bruiser. Paul Myerberg, USA TODAY, "The 10 best tight ends in college football," 13 July 2018 Broad shoulders, should be able to add even more muscle—father was an NBA bruiser in the paint. Jeremy Woo,, "2018 NBA Draft: Gary Trent Jr. Scouting Report and Highlights," 15 June 2018 Morris is three years removed from his Pro Bowl days in Washington but could still serve as useful bruiser in many systems. Zak Keefer, Indianapolis Star, "Top 10 NFL free agents by position: Offense," 26 Feb. 2018 High-scoring and physical, Liddell is a bruiser of a power forward who was Illinois' Mr. Basketball this past season. Jeff Greer, The Courier-Journal, "Big Board 2.0: Updated look at Class of 2019 prospects on Louisville basketball's wish list," 10 July 2018

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1742, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of bruiser

informal : a large, strong man

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