Definition of bruiser in English:

bruiser

Line breaks: bruis¦er
Pronunciation: /ˈbruːzə
 
/

noun

informal , derogatory
1A person who is tough and aggressive and enjoys a fight or argument: thick-necked bruisers in shell suits his reputation as a political bruiser
More example sentences
  • His opponent, meanwhile, is one of the most bruising of political bruisers.
  • He has been swiftly replaced by a bearded cabinet minister, renowned as a no-nonsense, hardline political bruiser with the sort of right-wing policies you never dreamed you'd see from the Labour Party.
  • He was a lord of language and the most feared political bruiser of his time.
1.1A professional boxer: a decent, gentle bruiser who almost knocked out one the greatest heavyweights of all time
More example sentences
  • The Newbridge bruiser won the British super-middleweight title in his 14th professional fight and made nine defences before challenging the battle-hardened Eubank for the WBO crown.
  • In round five and six, Mesi's reputed power shook Jirov but he hung tough to counter with stinging combinations on the Buffalo bruiser, who does not have racehorse speed.
  • When street sweeping and a boxing match against a bruiser twice his size fail to raise the necessary funds, the Tramp turns to his millionaire friend for help.

Definition of bruiser in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day brannigan
Pronunciation: ˈbranɪg(ə)n
noun
a brawl or violent argument