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noun British Slang.
  1. head; skull.
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Origin of bonce

1860–65; perhaps to be identified with bonce a large playing marble, perhaps representing dial. pronunciation of bounce; compare dial. (Yorkshire) bouncer large earthenware marble
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British Dictionary definitions for bonce


  1. British slang the head
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Word Origin

C19 (originally: a type of large playing marble): of unknown origin
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