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boner

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[ boh-ner ]
/ ˈboʊ nər /
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noun
a person or thing that bones.
Slang: Vulgar. an erection of the penis.
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Origin of boner

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First recorded in 1895–1900; bone + -er1

Other definitions for boner (2 of 2)

boner2
[ boh-ner ]
/ ˈboʊ nər /

noun Slang.
a foolish and obvious blunder; stupid mistake: Inviting both members of the newly divorced couple was a dreadful boner.

Origin of boner

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An Americanism dating back to 1910–15; bone(head) + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for boner

boner
/ (ˈbəʊnə) /

noun
slang a blunder
slang an erection of the penis
NZ a low-grade slaughtered animal suitable for use in pies, sausages, etc
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