Meaning of “bouncer” in the English Dictionary


"bouncer" in English

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bouncernoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbaʊn.sər/ us /ˈbaʊn.sɚ/

Examples from literature

  • He found himself looking up into the face of a strapping fellow who served Milligan as bouncer. 
  • The bouncer and three other waiters charged into them while they were struggling on the floor. 
  • The bouncer at the door looked me in the eye and smiled when I came in. 
  • The bouncer will start to throw you out. 
  • When Alan tried to follow her, the bouncer stopped him with a meaty hand on his chest. 

(Definition of “bouncer” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bouncer" in American English

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bouncernoun [ C ]

us /ˈbɑʊn·sər/ infml

a strong man paid to stand outside a bar or party to stop people from coming in or force them to leave if they cause trouble:

a nightclub bouncer

(Definition of “bouncer” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)