crunch·​er ˈkrən-chər How to pronounce cruncher (audio)
: one that crunches
: a finishing blow

Examples of cruncher in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For the last five years, the data crunchers at Accenture have attempted to put some meat on those bones, with their latest effort out this morning. Alan Murray, Fortune, 12 Jan. 2024 Give the ice cruncher in your life the gift of their favorite ice shape, the crunchiest of all, with this countertop ice-making machine. Savannah Smith, Rolling Stone, 25 Oct. 2023 Yet – and here’s the cruncher – Singer herself has not been afforded the solid foundation on which her works stands. Nancy Doyle, Forbes, 26 Aug. 2022 But every year brings at least one major electoral upset that shocks the pundits and data-crunchers, and there’s still a lot that could go wrong for Reeves this year to increase Presley’s chances of being that unicorn. William Browning, The New Republic, 10 Mar. 2023 With Halston now beholden to a number-cruncher who doesn’t care for elaborate orchid displays and declarations that food shipped from the Olympic Tower office to Montauk counts as a business expense, this relationship will not go as breezily as the one with David. Whitney Friedlander, Vulture, 15 May 2021 Glarses' giant keyboard, on the other hand, was made with the mammoth number-cruncher in mind. Scharon Harding, Ars Technica, 6 Feb. 2023 The Moment The Mare-Nostrum supercomputer at the Barcelona Supercomputing Center takes center stage in a former chapel, which proved the perfect size to accommodate the 44-ton data cruncher. Discover Magazine, 25 Sep. 2011 Evolutionary psychologists typically see the mind as either a scientific data-cruncher, constructing theories of the natural environment, or as a Machiavellian schemer, trying to outfox others in a zero-sum game of social dominance. Paul Bloom, Discover Magazine, 25 Mar. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of cruncher was in 1946

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“Cruncher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 May. 2024.

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