bouncer

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Etymology[edit]

bounce +‎ -er

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bouncer (plural bouncers)

  1. (informal) A member of security personnel employed by bars, nightclubs, etc to maintain order and deal with patrons who cause trouble.
    Synonyms: doorman, chucker-out
  2. (cricket) A short-pitched ball that bounces up towards, or above the height of the batsman’s head.
    Synonym: bumper
  3. (Internet) An account or server (as with IRC and FTP) that invisibly redirects requests to another, used for anonymity or vanity.
    Synonym: BNC
  4. (dated) One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.
  5. (slang, archaic) A boaster; a bully.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Johnson to this entry?)
  6. (slang, archaic) A bold lie.
    • 1877, W. S. Gilbert, Engaged in Original Plays, Second Series, Chatto & Windus, London, 1899, page 83:
      "… when he wants to accomplish his purpose, he does not hesitate to invent—I am not quite sure of the word, but I think it is “bouncers.”
  7. (slang, archaic) A liar.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Marryat to this entry?)
  8. Something big; a good stout example of the kind.
    • 1842, Thomas De Quincey, Modern Greece (published in Blackwood's Magazine)
      The stone must be a bouncer.
  9. A bouncy castle.
  10. A kind of seat mounted in a framework in which a baby can bounce up and down.

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