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bouncy

[boun-see] /ˈbaʊn si/
adjective, bouncier, bounciest.
1.
tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well:
An old tennis ball is not as bouncy as a new one.
2.
resilient:
a thick carpet that is bouncy underfoot.
3.
animated; lively:
a bouncy personality.
Origin of bouncy
1920-1925
First recorded in 1920-25; bounce + -y1
Related forms
bouncily, adverb
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  • There she was, five foot eleven of big, bouncy, blonde smorgasbord.

    Inside John Barth William W. Stuart
  • The women are self-conscious in a rather smirky way, bouncy.

    Sea and Sardinia D. H. Lawrence
  • There were jingles with an insistent, bouncy rhythm, about soft drinks he had never tasted.

  • But there she was, no longer flat-walking and coughing and thin and wax-skinned, but golden-brown and curvy and bouncy.

    They Twinkled Like Jewels Philip Jos Farmer
  • The little sisters—all bouncy blond curls and silly with laughter—their reaction to everything was excitement.

    Step IV Rosel George Brown
British Dictionary definitions for bouncy

bouncy

/ˈbaʊnsɪ/
adjective bouncier, bounciest
1.
lively, exuberant, or self-confident
2.
having the capability or quality of bouncing: a bouncy ball
3.
responsive to bouncing; springy: a bouncy bed
Derived Forms
bouncily, adverb
bounciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bouncy
adj.

1895, from bounce (n.) + -y (2).

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