Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

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

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

to bounce + -er

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