bruiser

[ broo-zer ]
/ ˈbru zər /

noun Informal.

a strong, tough person: The football player was over six feet tall and weighed 285 pounds—a real bruiser.

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How well do you know your adjectives from your adverbs? Your preposition from your pronouns? Your interjections from your conjunctions? Let’s put your knowledge of parts of speech to the text! Note: Many of the following questions will ask you to identify the parts of speech “in order.” That means the first word in all capital letters will correspond to the first option in an answer, and so on.
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In order, what parts of speech are the words in all capital letters? Alisa was VERY tired, SO she decided to go to bed.

Origin of bruiser

First recorded in 1580–90; bruise + -er1

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British Dictionary definitions for bruiser

bruiser
/ (ˈbruːzə) /

noun

informal a strong tough person, esp a boxer or a bully
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