Definition for boxer (2 of 2)
Origin of Boxer
Examples from the Web for 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|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later members who joined like Boxer Enriquez have been called the Pepsi Generation.The Mexican Mafia Is the Daddy of All Street Gangs|Seth Ferranti|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Nina Strochlic|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They were all effective, and though Boxer Hall tried to stem the rush, it was impossible.A Quarter-Back's Pluck|Lester Chadwick
Then began a desperate effort on the part of Boxer Hall to get in two more runs in the remaining two innings.Batting to Win|Lester Chadwick
And Boxer barked, and the hens cackled, and the guinea-fowls cried "Come back, come back!"
Then, Boxer gave occasion to more good-natured recognitions of and by the Carrier, than half a dozen Christians could have done!The Cricket on the Hearth|Charles Dickens
"Boxer wouldn't tie shirt-sleeves in double knots, or make balls of pocket-handkerchiefs," Gardener was heard to answer, solemnly.
British Dictionary definitions for boxer (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for boxer (2 of 2)
- 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
Word Origin and History 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.