boner

1
[ boh-ner ]
/ ˈboʊ nər /

noun

a person or thing that bones.
Slang: Vulgar. an erection of the penis.

Origin of boner

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First recorded in 1895–1900; bone + -er1

Definition for boner (2 of 2)

boner

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[ boh-ner ]
/ ˈboʊ nər /

noun

a foolish and obvious blunder; stupid mistake.

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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Word Origin and History for boner

boner


n.

"blunder," 1912, baseball slang, probably from bonehead. Meaning "erect penis" is 1950s, from earlier bone-on (1940s), probably a variation (with connecting notion of "hardness") of hard-on (1893).

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