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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BOUNCER

They had a bouncer on each of my elbows before I had moved five feet.

(reads) “accompanied by Mrs. Bouncer, also of the Banbury Light Horse.”

Cromwell can't do Mrs. Bouncer—he has a moustache, you know.

You can have the honour of killing him yourself, with the help of Bouncer.

How Bouncer had come to find me, or to whom the canoe belonged, no one could tell.

We put the birds into the canoe, and followed by Bouncer took our seats.

Bouncer had sat very quietly in the boat watching all our proceedings.

An occasional growl from Bouncer showed us that the wolves were still near.

We had to take Bouncer out of the traces and drag up the sleigh ourselves.

Alick again began to turn, I thought, wolfish eyes at Bouncer.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-19c. in various senses, noun derivative of bounce (v.) in its original sense of "thump, hit." Earliest attested is "boaster, bully, braggart" (1833); also "large example of its kind" (1842); "enforcer of order in a bar or saloon" (1865, American English, originally colloquial).

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