bound·​er ˈbau̇n-dər How to pronounce bounder (audio)
: one that bounds
: a man of objectionable social behavior : cad
bounderish adjective

Examples of bounder in a Sentence

a good-for-nothing bounder who always leaves it to someone else to pick up the tab
Recent Examples on the Web Urías then allowed a high bounder by Yu Chang to get by for a two-base error. Tom Haudricourt, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 10 Sep. 2021 Austin hit a bounder which filtered through Gandil’s mitt in the eighth. Kori Rumore,, 26 Aug. 2020 Though Lance has fun playing a bounder and cad of the first order, the script doesn’t particularly need him. Jonathan Holland, The Hollywood Reporter, 20 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of bounder was in 1505

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Cite this Entry

“Bounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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