cruncher

noun
crunch·​er | \ ˈkrən-chər How to pronounce cruncher (audio) \

Definition of cruncher

1 : one that crunches
2 : a finishing blow

Examples of cruncher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Marathon times are getting slower, says RunRepeat data cruncher Paul Ronto, and the correlation to climate change is clear. Amanda Loudin, Outside Online, 15 Aug. 2019 As the campaign's top data cruncher, Oczkowski sat in front of a computer and performed real-time analysis of precinct data to stay ahead of state calls and to spot any trouble on the horizon. Carol D. Leonnig And Philip Rucker Washington Post, Star Tribune, 13 July 2021 Unlike her Cook Political Report colleague, national editor Amy Walter (@amyewalter; 189,800 followers), is not a pollster or a number-cruncher. Stuart Emmrich, Vogue, 1 Nov. 2020 Some number-crunchers had speculated the greater increase in Democratic voters stemmed from a contested presidential primary, while Trump is unopposed. Darrel Rowland, Cincinnati.com, 21 Apr. 2020 Marroquin’s group is fully funded by UPMC and is embedded within its clinical network, eliminating the distractions of vying for outside research grants common among data crunchers in rival hospital systems. Scientific American, 24 Mar. 2020 Is non-disease news: The number of cars per people in the US is still down slightly since 2006, according to the data-crunchers at Sivak Applied Research. Aarian Marshall, Wired, 15 Mar. 2020 London’s financial industry would be lost without number-crunchers from Italy, India and Indiana. The Economist, 14 Nov. 2019 CricViz’s number-crunchers have found some evidence for the first two theories. M.j., The Economist, 18 July 2019 See More

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

First Known Use of cruncher

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Learn More About cruncher

Time Traveler for cruncher

Time Traveler

The first known use of cruncher was in 1946

See more words from the same year

Dictionary Entries Near cruncher

crunch

cruncher

crunchingly

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for cruncher

Cite this Entry

“Cruncher.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cruncher. Accessed 6 Jul. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

More from Merriam-Webster on cruncher

Thesaurus: All synonyms and antonyms for cruncher

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Words for Scrabble

  • scrabble tiles that read scrabble quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

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!