- a person who fights as a sport, usually with gloved fists, according to set rules; prize-fighter; pugilist.
- one of a German breed of medium-sized, stocky, short-haired, pug-faced dogs having a brindled or tan coat with white markings.
- a person or thing that packs items into boxes.
- boxers. boxer shorts.
Origin of boxer
- a member of a Chinese secret society that carried on an unsuccessful uprising, 1898–1900 (Boxer Rebellion), principally against foreigners, culminating in a siege of foreign legations in Peking that was put down by an international expeditionary force.
Origin of Boxer
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Contemporary Examples of boxer
On Thursday, Garcetti ruled himself out of the race to succeed Boxer.
But on Thursday Boxer triggered a Golden State political earthquake, announcing that she would not seek a fifth term in 2016.
After Olympic boxer Guillermo Rigondeux defected, his family suffered a form of domestic exile.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind
December 19, 2014
Later members who joined like Boxer Enriquez have been called the Pepsi Generation.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs
December 11, 2014
More items came in time, as funding was available, like a slit-and-lace-up jacket and a line of boxer underwear.Look Who’s Wearing The Pants: Haute Butch’s Gender-Blending Style
October 24, 2014
Historical Examples of boxer
Mrs. Boxer sobbed, and before she had recovered, the lawyer entered.Night and Morning, Complete
Parker found him no boxer, and beat a tattoo upon his middle.
From what I could see of him he was no boxer at all, but just a formidable rough and tumble fighter.The Stark Munro Letters
J. Stark Munro
"Gee up, Boxer—we'll wet its head at the Hibernian," said Crow.The Manxman
Had you been an English boxer you would have leapt back as quickly as I leapt forward.At Aboukir and Acre
George Alfred Henty
- a person who boxes, either professionally or as a hobby; pugilist
- a medium-sized smooth-haired breed of dog with a short nose and a docked tail
- a member of a nationalistic Chinese secret society that led an unsuccessful rebellion in 1900 against foreign interests in China
- (as modifier)the Boxer Rebellion
Word Origin for Boxer
"fighter," late 15c., agent noun from box (v.2). The name of the breed of dog (1934), is from German (the breed originated in Germany), itself taken from English boxer "fighter;" the dog so called for its pugnaciousness. Boxer shorts (1943) so called from their resemblance to the attire worn in the ring.