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 bounderish (audio) \ adjective

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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
Recent Examples on the Web 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.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 6 December 2019.

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