Definition of bruiser:
copper, pig, papal bull, caretaker, crap, bullshit, strapper, tyrant, concierge, beefeater, doorkeeper, nag, horseshit, attack dog, dogshit, shit, control freak, bodyguard, Big Brother, fuzz, gatekeeper, bull's eye, custodian, autocrat, disciplinarian, taskmaster, martinet, cop, gamekeeper, dictator, bull, samson.
- combatant (part of speech: noun)
- "100%: The Story of a Patriot", Upton Sinclair.
But wood burns when it is kindled: and here at the corner of the Heart and Hand, the Whig headquarters, was a spark like to light the fire- Boston, the bruiser, and a dozen of his fellows; men who were, one and all, the idols of the yokels who stood about them and stared.- "Chippinge Borough", Stanley J. Weyman.