bound·​er | \ ˈbau̇n-dər How to pronounce bounder (audio) \

Definition of bounder

1 : one that bounds
2 : a man of objectionable social behavior : cad

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bounderish \ ˈbau̇n-​d(ə-​)rish How to pronounce bounder (audio) \ adjective

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a good-for-nothing bounder who always leaves it to someone else to pick up the tab
Recent Examples on the Web Austin hit a bounder which filtered through Gandil’s mitt in the eighth. Kori Rumore,, "Chicago White Sox pitchers have thrown 19 no-hitters since 1902. Here’s a look back at each of them, including 3 perfect games.," 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, "‘The Bookshop’: Film Review," 20 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of bounder

1505, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Bounder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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