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.
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How to use bouncer in a sentence
The truth is, lots of bouncers on the market are affordable, quick to inflate, and sized for either indoor or outdoor enjoyment.Best bounce house to bring a bit of magic to your yard | empire | June 23, 2021 | Popular-Science
Some couples can afford to have a medical professional moonlight as a covid bouncer or send at-home PCR tests.You don’t get an invite to these weddings unless you’re vaccinated or have a negative covid test | Tanya Basu | April 8, 2021 | MIT Technology Review
Jenny Wanger, director of programs at the Linux Foundation Public Health, compared the issue to showing a bouncer at a bar a driver’s license.Vaccine passport apps are here. But the technical challenges are still coming. | Rachel Lerman | April 2, 2021 | Washington Post
That woman was Ruth Westmoreland, who at the time was working at the Phase 1 as a bouncer.Beloved 17th Street figure Jen Newbauer dies at 41 | Lou Chibbaro Jr. | March 15, 2021 | Washington Blade
It’s about whom fashion is trying to delight, whom its bouncers welcome through the door.Samira Nasr, a fashion first at Harper’s Bazaar: ‘I just want to bring more people with me to the party’ | Robin Givhan | February 19, 2021 | Washington Post
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’ | Marlow Stern | June 30, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Robert Silverman | June 7, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Another bouncer found me crouched in a corner and escorted me back to the bar.
A few minutes later, the bouncer hands me a paper hat featuring an orange T-Rex about to swallow a smaller blue dinosaur.
Some said yes—but one added, "why would you want to get arrested and be a bouncer?"
To grumble, as Cox pointed out to Mrs. bouncer, is a verb neuter meaning to complain without a cause.The Law and the Poor | Edward Abbott Parry
Feet pounded out of the door above as Fats and the bouncer broke through.Police Your Planet | Lester del Rey
He found himself looking up into the face of a strapping fellow who served Milligan as bouncer.Gunman's Reckoning | Max Brand
Begorra, I should know that v'ice; and I'll make the whole school shtand up togither one by one and shout, "Here's a bouncer!"The Universal Reciter | Various
Not the least important part of the machinery is the patent “æolian bouncer,” as it is called.Peck's Compendium of Fun | George W. Peck
British Dictionary definitions for 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
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