bruiser

noun bruis·er \ ˈbrü-zər \
|Updated on: 15 Jul 2018

Definition of bruiser

: a big husky man

Examples of bruiser in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of bruiser from the Web

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'bruiser.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of bruiser

1742

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

BRUISER Defined for English Language Learners

bruiser

Definition of bruiser for English Language Learners

  • : a large, strong man


Learn More about bruiser


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up bruiser? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

a simultaneous discharge of guns

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Obscure Shapes

  • a-pile-of-three-dimensional-shapes-in-green
  • Something that is ooid is shaped like:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!