Examples from the Web for bruiser
He is tough, a Scottish bruiser when it comes to a knuckle fight.
Of her specific exploits as a bruiser we hear of at least two near Dover.Isopel Berners|George Borrow
Bruiser or no bruiser Mr. Stigler had to be tackled, and Peter was not a man to be intimidated.Billy Barcroft, R.N.A.S.|Percy F. Westerman
The young man watched intently as the bruiser went through the wall of the cell-like room.Double Take|Richard Wilson
As the fist clouted against his abdomen the bruiser grunted and, doubling over, grabbed John in his arms.Spring Street|James H. Richardson
That bruiser who raised the row took his arrest very easily; I suppose you've arranged to pay his fine, and he isn't worried.Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society|Edith Van Dyne
British Dictionary definitions for bruiser
Word Origin and History for bruiser
"a pugilist," 1744, agent noun from bruise (v.).