cruncher

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

Definition of cruncher

1 : one that crunches
2 : a finishing blow

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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, BostonGlobe.com, "At Gillette Stadium, Luke Bryan invites everyone into his big tent," 22 June 2019 June 17, 201901:24 Trump's approval rating has been in negative territory for almost the entirety of his presidency, and the most recent tabulation by the number-crunchers at FiveThirtyEight.com pegs it at 42.6 percent. Jonathan Allen, NBC News, "Trump's worst enemy as he kicks off his re-election bid may be himself," 18 June 2019 Today’s Orientalist is more likely to be a number-cruncher who studies police reports on terrorist suspects and calculates degrees of radicalization. Adam Shatz, The New York Review of Books, "‘Orientalism,’ Then and Now," 20 May 2019 His number-crunchers had extrapolated the trend out 16 years: 2034. al.com, "What’s it going to take, Alabama, to learn these are not your friends?," 5 June 2019 That means those estimates can get out-of-date, said Rick Foster, Medicare’s former chief actuary, or top number-cruncher.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

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First Known Use of cruncher

1946, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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