bound·​er | \ˈbau̇n-dər \

Definition of bounder 

1 : one that bounds

2 : a man of objectionable social behavior : cad

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bounderish \ˈbau̇n-​d(ə-​)rish \ adjective

Synonyms for bounder


bastard, beast, bleeder [British], blighter [chiefly British], boor, bugger, buzzard, cad, chuff, churl, clown, creep, cretin, crud [slang], crumb [slang], cur, dirtbag [slang], dog, fink, heel, hound, jerk, joker, louse, lout, pill, rat, rat fink, reptile, rotter, schmuck [slang], scum, scumbag [slang], scuzzball [slang], skunk, sleaze, sleazebag [slang], sleazeball [slang], slime, slimeball [slang], slob, snake, so-and-so, sod [chiefly British], stinkard, stinker, swine, toad, varmint, vermin

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Examples of bounder in a Sentence

a good-for-nothing bounder who always leaves it to someone else to pick up the tab

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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, "‘The Bookshop’: Film Review," 20 Nov. 2017 Later in the at-bat Andrus sent a bounder over third and into the left-field corner as Profar and Choo scored. Jeff Wilson,, "Rangers’ 3-game sweep of Nationals as easy as ABD," 11 June 2017

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First Known Use of bounder

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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