- a person or thing that enforces.
- the member of a group, especially of a gang, charged with keeping dissident members obedient.
- a person, especially a public official, who enforces laws, regulations, rules, or the like.
- Also called policeman. Ice Hockey. a physically intimidating or willingly belligerent player who is counted on to retaliate when rough tactics are used by the opposing team.
Origin of enforcer
Related Words for enforcersoldier, guerrilla, executioner, criminal, assassin, perpetrator, enforcer, authoritarian, bully, stickler, tyrant, despot, taskmaster, clipper, killer, gun, butcher, slayer, dropper, liquidator
Examples from the Web for enforcer
Contemporary Examples of enforcer
Brunch is a catalyst, brunch is the enforcer of different-rules-for-the-weekend.Don’t Diss the Beauty of Brunch: Defending Our Favorite Meal
October 15, 2014
The next day, the enforcer made the girl “to ingest pills designed to induce spontaneous abortion.”Did Christie Go Easy on a Human Trafficker Just to Bust a Small-Time Pol?
March 17, 2014
The PA has decided to take its job as enforcer very seriously these days.Hey-Hey, Ho-Ho, Mahmoud Abbas Has Got to Go
December 3, 2013
He ended up landing a small role as an enforcer for a high-level gangster.R.I.P. Dennis Farina: Six of His Best Roles (VIDEO)
July 22, 2013
The 6-foot-4, 240-pound enforcer must have raged inside to have this physically unprepossessing woman send him away for good.Mike McLelland Investigation Focuses on Those the D.A. Prosecuted
April 3, 2013
Historical Examples of enforcer
Yet love of justice is strong, even in the strictest enforcer of discipline—when the enforcer is Anglo-Saxon.Atlantic Narratives
The late Miss Clarke has well said “to argue this point would be enforcer une porte ouverte.”Astronomical Curiosities
J. Ellard Gore
As the system develops and our prejudices are abandoned, a method of policing must stand as an enforcer of international law.Prize Orations of the Intercollegiate Peace Association
Intercollegiate Peace Association
Stern represser of revolt, and enforcer of the law, was Gloucester himself a defaulter in these respects?Humphrey Duke of Gloucester
1570s, agent noun from enforce. Meaning "intimidator" is from 1934, U.S. underworld slang.