- a person or thing that bounces.
- a person who is employed at a bar, nightclub, etc., to eject disorderly persons.
- something large of its kind.
Origin of bouncer
Examples from the Web for bouncer
But the bouncer catches up with you a couple of blocks away and pops you.Mark Ruffalo Blasts Iraq’s GOP Warmongers, Talks ‘Begin Again’ and ‘Avengers’
June 30, 2014
He also failed a drug test and allegedly hit a bouncer so hard he punctured his eardrum.Sham Classes and Crime Coverups Are the NCAA Normal
June 7, 2014
A few minutes later, the bouncer hands me a paper hat featuring an orange T-Rex about to swallow a smaller blue dinosaur.Macaulay Culkin’s Life After Fame
June 19, 2012
Some said yes—but one added, "why would you want to get arrested and be a bouncer?"Princeton's Woman Problem
March 21, 2011
“Courtney Ames tries to be badass, she comes to court with a bouncer,” attorney Sean Erenstoft said.The Burglar Bunch Goes to Court
December 2, 2009
They had a bouncer on each of my elbows before I had moved five feet.Vigorish
Gordon Randall Garrett
(reads) “accompanied by Mrs. Bouncer, also of the Banbury Light Horse.”Happy-Thought Hall
F. C. Burnand
Cromwell can't do Mrs. Bouncer—he has a moustache, you know.A Pirate of Parts
How Bouncer had come to find me, or to whom the canoe belonged, no one could tell.
You can have the honour of killing him yourself, with the help of Bouncer.
- slang a person employed at a club, pub, disco, etc, to throw out drunks or troublemakers and stop those considered undesirable from entering
- slang a dishonoured cheque
- cricket another word for bumper 1
- a person or thing that bounces
Word Origin and History for bouncer
mid-19c. in various senses, noun derivative of bounce (v.) in its original sense of "thump, hit." Earliest attested is "boaster, bully, braggart" (1833); also "large example of its kind" (1842); "enforcer of order in a bar or saloon" (1865, American English, originally colloquial).
"The Bouncer" is merely the English "chucker out". When liberty verges on license and gaiety on wanton delirium, the Bouncer selects the gayest of the gay, and -- bounces him! ["London Daily News," July 26, 1883]