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!
Recent Examples on the Web In another era of NBA basketball, there’s no way an oak-tree-thick bruiser would be asked to conduct his business 22- to 23-feet, 9-inches from the basket. Globe Staff,, 16 May 2022 Get out the Barbie Rods: The annual Barbie Rod Steelhead Derby will be held Saturday, April 2 on the Rocky River, and bragging rights and a few prizes will reward anglers lucky enough to find success landing a bruiser on the tiny tackle. cleveland, 10 Mar. 2022 Jenkins’ twin sun in this universe of brutality and grift is Daniel Hersl (Josh Charles), whose reputation as a rapacious bruiser precedes him. Joshua Alston, Variety, 22 Apr. 2022 The 6-foot-6, 255-pounder is a bruiser and played as a freshman for both football and basketball. Robert Fenbers, cleveland, 16 May 2022 Between an abundance of whitetails and mule deer, elk in the rugged Black Hills, plenty of pronghorn and some bruiser bighorn sheep, South Dakota is far more than a pheasant hunter’s paradise. Chris Dorsey, Forbes, 4 Jan. 2022 Nelson-Ododa, 6-5, is a bruiser that battles down low and protects the rim well. Shreyas Laddha, Hartford Courant, 10 Apr. 2022 But the show has such a strong gravitational force in Tommy, a wisecracking bruiser equally likely to talk his way out of a sticky situation as shoot his way out. Joshua Alston, Variety, 7 Apr. 2022 Curry is an old-school bruiser in the post, as evidenced by his career-high 28 points in last Saturday’s loss at Wake Forest. Brett Dawson, The Courier-Journal, 28 Feb. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of bruiser

1742, in the meaning defined above

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1 Jul 2022

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“Bruiser.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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