Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang A person employed to expel disorderly persons from a public place, especially a bar.
  • n. Baseball A ground ball hit in such a way that it bounces.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A member of security personnel employed by bars, nightclubs, etc to maintain order and deal with patrons who cause trouble.
  • n. A short-pitched ball that bounces up towards, or above the height of the batsman’s head.
  • n. An account or server (as with IRC and FTP) that invisibly redirects requests to another, used for anonymity or vanity.
  • n. One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.
  • n. A boaster; a bully.
  • n. A bold lie.
  • n. A liar.
  • n. Something big; a good stout example of the kind.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who bounces; a large, heavy person who makes much noise in moving.
  • n. A boaster; a bully.
  • n. A bold lie; also, a liar.
  • n. Something big; a good stout example of the kind.
  • n. a person employed by a tavern, nightclub, or other place of public meeting, to eject persons who become violent or unruly.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who or that which bounces.
  • n. Something big or large of its kind.
  • n. A large, strong, vigorous person: as, she is a bouncer.
  • n. A strong muscular fellow kept in a hotel, restaurant, or other public resort, to bounce or expel disorderly persons.
  • n. A liar; a boaster; a bully.
  • n. A barefaced lie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a person whose duty is to throw troublemakers out of a bar or public meeting

Etymologies

to bounce + -er (Wiktionary)

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