bounder

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n bounder someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition)
    • n bounder someone who is morally reprehensible "you dirty dog"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Bounder One who behaves dishonorably or objectionably; a cad.
    • Bounder One who, or that which, limits; a boundary.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bounder One who limits; one who establishes or imposes bounds.
    • n bounder Boundary.
    • n bounder Formerly, in Cornwall, England, an officer whose business it was yearly to renew (hence also called the renewer or tollar) the marks indicating the corners of a tin-bound. This had to be done once a year, and usually on a saint's day, and the operation consisted in cutting out a turf from each corner, and piling it on the top of the little bank of turf already laid there. Pryce.
    • n bounder A dos-à-dos dog-cart brought out in England in 1843.
    • n bounder A four-wheeled cab.
    • n bounder A vulgar, ill-mannered swell; a loud, boisterous person.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bounder a boisterous or overbearing person
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
O. Fr. bonne—Low L. bodina, of doubtful origin; cf. Bret. bonn, a boundary.

Usage

In literature:

He's a bounder, if I ever saw one!
"Patty's Social Season" by Carolyn Wells
If a cheap peeping instinct says "Look," and another instinct says "Oh, you bounder," which will you suppress?
"The Crow's Nest" by Clarence Day, Jr.
Such a question aroused great indignation, and for over a fortnight we were 'low bounders,' and they 'kid-glove sailors.
"The Brassbounder" by David W. Bone
He talks like a Cockney, acts like a bounder, and looks 'em both.
"Side-stepping with Shorty" by Sewell Ford
He was rather a bounder, but it is natural to recall his virtues.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
A strong ebb tide runs through, favouring our company of outward-bounders.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
Tuttle, the first batter for the Travelers in the ninth inning, hit a fierce bounder down the third-base line.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
Before Easter all New York was applauding his work as the unconscionable little bounder in the title role of R.C.
"The Scrap Book, Volume 1, No. 5" by Various
Through the customs like a flash, the bounder!
"Cleek of Scotland Yard" by Thomas W. Hanshew
One of the best-natured little bounders I ever knew.
"Jacob's Ladder" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
A more perfect bounder never bounded.
"The Great Keinplatz Experiment and Other Tales of Twilight and the Unseen" by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
I wouldn't have that damned bounder in my kennels.
"Thirty" by Howard Vincent O'Brien
I've copped the bounder.
"The Riddle of the Night" by Thomas W. Hanshew
He was rather a bounder too, but of course I had to help them.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
Who was that bounder you were so fond of, and that girl who painted?
"Sinister Street, vol. 2" by Compton Mackenzie
Still, I couldn't eat humble pie with that Bounder; sooner I would have quietly killed him, and stuffed him into a hole in the links.
"The Lightning Conductor" by C. N. Williamson
Mrs. Franklin is a bounder!
"The Jolliest Term on Record" by Angela Brazil
I knew she'd be rude to him, as only "our families" can be rude to those whom they consider "bounders.
"Miss Million's Maid" by Bertha Ruck
Simms is a bounder but he's thrifty as the dickens and an A 1 workman.
"The Trail of Conflict" by Emilie Baker Loring
She wasn't going to trouble about a title or a name: if a rich bounder came and proposed, he'd do.
"The Twilight of the Souls" by Louis Couperus
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In poetry:

Conscience-glass,
Mirror the en'less All in thee;
Melt the boundered and make it pass
Into the tideless, shoreless sea.
"A Lown Nicht" by George MacDonald

In news:

Fleetwood Bounder motorhome owners join for fun times and fellowship.
When Sally Ayres and her husband, Jerry, formed the Bounder -Roos chapter in 2010, they never thought they'd get more than 25 coaches.
Motorhome builder Fleetwood RV Inc unveiled a front-diesel chassis option for its 2012 Bounder Classic Class A motorhome during this week's 49th Annual National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Ky.
The Luxurious 2012 Fleetwood Bounder 35K.
Someone tell Fleetwood's President John Draheim that they're sending Bounders down the luxury coach assembly line.
So went the comments as we surveyed the 2012 Bounder .
The Bounder , Fleetwood RV's most recognized motorhome brand, has been refashioned for 2012 with two new floorplans and updated interior décor.
The 35K model is definitely not your grandfather's Bounder .
I have a 2006 Class A Fleetwood Bounder with a Ford V-10 engine.
Charlottesville's Boston Bounders, a few hours post-marathon, on April 19th, in Boston PHOTO BY JANIS JAQUITH.
We have a Fleetwood Bounder motorhome with 30-amp service and we were staying at Havasu Springs RV Resort in Lake Havasu, Ariz. For some time I knew I needed a new shorepower cord.
An abundance of bounders and bastards.
Other motorhomes we've owned: 2005 Bounder 36s.
Any passionate Knicks fan remembers how frustrating it was when the team lost three games early last season to lottery-bounders: the Warriors, Raptors and Bobcats.
A 1994 Fleetwood Bounder 34J.
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