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Noun: bruiser  broo-zu(r)
  1. A large and strong and heavyset man
    "a thick-skinned bruiser ready to give as good as he got";
    - bull, strapper, Samson, heavy [informal]

Derived forms: bruisers

Type of: adult male, bozo [N. Amer, informal], cat [N. Amer, informal], chappie [Brit, informal], geezer [Brit, informal], guy [informal], hombre [Brit, N. Amer, informal], man, sod [informal]

Encyclopedia: Bruiser