- a person who strikes hard, especially a boxer noted for the ability to deliver hard punches.
- Baseball. a player who frequently gets extra-base hits; a strong hitter.
Origin of slugger
Related Wordswarrior, champion, mercenary, assailant, militant, soldier, boxer, combatant, opponent, tanker, warlord, heavy, competitor, bully, rival, belligerent, contender, pugilist, aggressor, antagonist
Examples from the Web for slugger
She takes a golf club, the country club equivalent of a Louisville slugger, and attacks his car.Taylor Swift’s ‘Blank Space’: Hell Hath No Fury Like A Tay-Tay Scorned
November 10, 2014
Context: The Yankees slugger was speaking of his ex-wife, Marilyn Monroe.Tupac’s ‘F*ck You’ to a Cop and the Best Last Words
May 27, 2014
Red Sox slugger David Ortiz clobbered the ball this October.The Red Sox Win the World Series: Big Papi By the Numbers
The Daily Beast
October 31, 2013
“It was named for Reggie Jackson”—the famed 1970s-era Yankee slugger.Christopher Kennedy Lawford, Patrick Kennedy Talk Addiction, New Book
January 9, 2013
The shot fired by the Slugger had gone wide, narrowly missing him.Louisiana Lou
William West Winter
"And anyhow, we're not here for that purpose now," Slugger Brown had observed.
"They may have seen Slugger and Nappy, or else they may have some news for us," he said.
"I don't know as that is any of your business, Slugger," he replied coldly.
Oh, well, Slugger, you must remember that my dad has quite a bunch of money.The Rover Boys Under Canvas
Arthur M. Winfield
- (esp in boxing, baseball, etc) a person who strikes hard
Word Origin and History for slugger
1877, originally in baseball, agent noun from slug (v.). Meaning "one who hits with the fists" is from 1883.