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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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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