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 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, "The 9 Twitter Accounts to Follow on Election Day," 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,, "Ohio voters not mailing it in: Turnout looks paltry for coronavirus primary," 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, "An Unconventional Path To Improving Healthcare," 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, "A Travel Ban, Gig Economy Risks, and More Car News This Week," 15 Mar. 2020 London’s financial industry would be lost without number-crunchers from Italy, India and Indiana. The Economist, "Skilled migrantsHow migration makes the world brainier," 14 Nov. 2019 CricViz’s number-crunchers have found some evidence for the first two theories. M.j., The Economist, "How England won the Cricket World Cup," 18 July 2019 Some data crunchers predict S&P 500 companies will report a second straight quarter of profit declines, something that hasn't happened since 2016. CBS News, "The corporate profits gravy train is derailing," 11 July 2019 Its initial streaming-borne success caused confusion among that chart bible’s number-crunchers, who removed it from and eventually reinstated it to their country charts earlier this year. Maura Johnston,, "At Gillette Stadium, Luke Bryan invites everyone into his big tent," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of cruncher

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Cruncher.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 May. 2021.

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