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bounder

[boun-der] /ˈbaʊn dər/
noun
1.
an obtrusive, ill-bred man.
2.
a person or thing that bounds.
Origin of bounder
1535-1545
First recorded in 1535-45; bound2 + -er1
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  • Not a blessed wagon or a thing to carry my luggage did the bounder have.

  • He was a bounder always, but I thought he was an honest bounder.'

  • In matters of etiquette, within his province, bounder was precise.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
  • But such was his disguise that bounder was necessitated to rub his eyes.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
  • But, you must know, bounder, that I have no fault to find with you.

    The Golden Shoemaker

    J. W. Keyworth
  • None the less, he was a bounder, a rank outsider tolerated only for his money.

    The Highgrader William MacLeod Raine
  • Matthews had forgotten, too, what an imposing individual the bounder really was.

  • Thomas, the bounder, had a small heavy ball which he managed to sink in nine.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • "Chum, you bounder," I shout, as he is about to wade through the herbaceous border.

    Happy Days Alan Alexander Milne
  • And we all know how repulsive a "bounder" is in any circle of society.

    A Circuit Rider's Wife

    Corra Harris
British Dictionary definitions for bounder

bounder

/ˈbaʊndə/
noun
1.
(old-fashioned, Brit, slang) a morally reprehensible person; cad
2.
a person or animal that bounds
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Word Origin and History for bounder
n.

1560s, "one who sets bounds," agent noun from bound (v.1); British English slang meaning "person of objectionable social behavior, would-be stylish person," is from 1882, perhaps from bound (v.2) on notion of one trying to "bound" into high society, but earliest usage suggests one outside the "bounds" of acceptable socializing, which would connect it with the noun.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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