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cruncher

[kruhn-cher]
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noun
  1. a person or thing that crunches.
  2. Informal. a decisive blow, argument, event, or the like.
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Origin of cruncher

First recorded in 1945–50; crunch + -er1
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Examples from the Web for cruncher

Historical Examples

  • Mr. Cruncher, with some diffidence, explained himself as meaning "Old Nick's."

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • He resented Mrs. Cruncher's saying grace with particular animosity.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • Mr. Cruncher came forward sideways, with one of his shoulders in advance of him.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • Mr. Cruncher's temper was not at all improved when he came to his breakfast.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens

  • It was in vain for Mr. Cruncher to repeat what he said; Miss Pross could not hear him.

    A Tale of Two Cities

    Charles Dickens