bleeder vs hemophiliac what difference

what is difference between bleeder and hemophiliac



bleed +‎ -er


  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈblidɚ/
  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbliːdə/
  • Hyphenation: bleed‧er


bleeder (plural bleeders)

  1. A person who is easily made to bleed, or who bleeds in unusually large amounts, particularly a hemophiliac.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt
      And then finally to pass on to the rising generation there were Sean’s two little girls Rose and Cerise, aged five and four respectively, and these innocent little girlies were bleeders like their papa and mama []
  2. (surgery) A blood vessel that requires cauterization etc. to stop it from bleeding during surgery.
  3. Anything that saps a resource produced by something else.
  4. A valve designed to release a small amount of excess pressure from a system.
  5. (Britain, Ireland, slang, derogatory) A troublesome fellow or thing; a blighter.
    • 1938, Louis MacNeice, Bagpipe Music
      His brother caught three hundred cran when the seas were lavish, / Threw the bleeders back in the sea and went upon the parish.
    • 1950, Mervyn Peake, Gormenghast, London: Eyre & Spottiswoode, Chapter 36,
      ‘Well, what did the old bleeder say?’ said Opus Fluke.
  6. (baseball) Synonym of scratch hit



  • rebleed


Alternative forms

  • haemophiliac (UK)
  • hæmophiliac (UK)


From hemo- +‎ -philiac


hemophiliac (plural hemophiliacs)

  1. (medicine) A person with hemophilia.


  • haemophilic

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