[ kruhn-cher ]

  1. a person or thing that crunches.

  2. Informal. a decisive blow, argument, event, or the like.

Origin of cruncher

First recorded in 1945–50; crunch + -er1

Words Nearby cruncher Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use cruncher in a sentence

  • Aside from his duty to Grandmother cruncher, he was not going to have his business run by outsiders—not if he knew himself!

  • Mr. cruncher reposed under a patchwork counterpane, like a Harlequin at home.

    A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens
  • "That there Roger Cly, master," said Mr. cruncher, with a taciturn and iron-bound visage.

    A Tale of Two Cities | Charles Dickens