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or number cruncher

[nuhm-ber-kruhn-cher] /ˈnʌm bərˌkrʌn tʃər/
noun, Informal.
a person or thing that performs a great many numerical calculations, as a financial analyst, statistician, computer, or computer program.
Origin of number-cruncher
First recorded in 1965-70
Related forms
number-crunching, adjective Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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number cruncher


Requiring mathematics, statistics, etc: number-cruncher course

noun phrase

  1. A computer or mechanical calculator (1966+)
  2. (also numbers cruncher) One who regularly processes or works with figures, statistics, records, etc, esp with a computer: As a veteran numbers cruncher, I find that good research often raises more questions than it answers/promote clerks rather than bring in fancy number-crunchers from outside (1971+)
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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