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

Definition of cruncher

1 : one that crunches
2 : a finishing blow

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That means those estimates can get out-of-date, said Rick Foster, Medicare’s former chief actuary, or top number-cruncher. Ricardo Alonso-zaldivar, The Seattle Times, "Help Wanted: Overseers for Social Security and Medicare," 1 Oct. 2018 Data-cruncher ArcSight dominated security operations centers—the digital war rooms of corporations—through the aughts. Robert Hackett, Fortune, "Upstart Data Wrangler Raises $25 Million to Take on IBM, HPE, and Splunk," 28 June 2018 Social Security recipients are likely to see a cost of living increase of about 2.4 percent next year, said government number-crunchers who produced the report. Richardo Alonso-zaldivar And Andrew Taylor,, "Medicare will run out of money in 2026, three years earlier than expected, government report says," 5 June 2018 The probability, per and the data-crunchers at Statcast, was 99 percent. Tom Krasovic,, "On Franchy, "Franimal" and Padres' droughts someday ending," 7 May 2018 The data-crunchers determined that rail service added $14.5 billion in residential property value in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties. Sam Wood,, "Suburban rail stations lift value of houses nearby, says SEPTA report," 29 Mar. 2018 Gonzalez, a seasoned numbers-cruncher, has deep knowledge of state government, its health care policies, and its budget. Frank Phillips,, "Setti Warren ends campaign for governor," 26 Apr. 2018 But as the 2018 campaign gets under way this weekend, the number-crunchers in Las Vegas see things a little differently. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "Baseball’s Division Races Are Expected to Be a Snooze," 30 Mar. 2018 Mason, La Salle, and Bethel-Tate all appeared in the tourney a year ago, with Ross making it a quartet of crunchers this winter. Scott Springer,, "La Salle, Ross advanced to semis in state team tournament," 11 Feb. 2018

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First Known Use of cruncher

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of cruncher was in 1946

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to speak slightingly about or to degrade

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