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[buhn-dee] /ˈbʌn di/
noun, plural bundies. Australian.
a time clock.
Origin of bundy
1930-35; said to be after W. H. Bundy, an Australian manufacturer of time clocks Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • "Please, sir, I was sympathizing with Ropes on his losing his money," said bundy with ready wit.

    Cast Upon the Breakers Horatio Alger
  • This should have satisfied any newshawk, but bundy's nose still itched.

    The Galaxy Primes Edward Elmer Smith
  • A draught of egg nog was better, although it wasn't as persuasive as some he had had: bundy Provost's, for example.

    The Three Black Pennys Joseph Hergesheimer
  • All at once Mr. bundy perceived the chafing-dish and descended upon it.

    The Varmint Owen Johnson
  • With a glad cry he started across to him, but bundy, beholding the move, fled actively inside.

    The Boss of Little Arcady Harry Leon Wilson
British Dictionary definitions for bundy


noun (Austral) (pl) -dies
a time clock
(informal) punch the bundy
  1. to start work
  2. to be in regular employment
(intransitive; foll by on or off) to arrive or depart from work, esp when it involves registering the time of arrival or departure on a card
Word Origin
from a trademark
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