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cruncher

[kruhn-cher] /ˈkrʌn tʃər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that crunches.
2.
Informal. a decisive blow, argument, event, or the like.
Origin of cruncher
1945-1950
First recorded in 1945-50; crunch + -er1
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  • Mr. cruncher, with some diffidence, explained himself as meaning "Old Nick's."

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. cruncher came forward sideways, with one of his shoulders in advance of him.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. cruncher's temper was not at all improved when he came to his breakfast.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • He resented Mrs. cruncher's saying grace with particular animosity.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. cruncher was so bewildered that he could think of no locality but Temple Bar.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • It was in vain for Mr. cruncher to repeat what he said; Miss Pross could not hear him.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. cruncher came to a stop on the pavement before he answered, "How should I know?"

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • "I believe it is something of that sort," said Mr. cruncher.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. cruncher was soothed, but shook his head in a dubious and moral way.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
  • Mr. cruncher reposed under a patchwork counterpane, like a Harlequin at home.

    A Tale of Two Cities Charles Dickens
Contemporary definitions for cruncher
noun

a computer used for complex numerical calculations or data processing

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Slang definitions & phrases for cruncher

cruncher

Related Terms

number cruncher

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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