noun, plural bo·nus·es.
Origin of bonus
Examples from the Web for bonus
And as a bonus, they send home more than $20 billion in remittances each year.Why Mexicans Are Enraged by Obama’s Big Tuesday Meeting|Ruben Navarrette Jr.|January 6, 2015|DAILY BEAST
When they steal things, they want to get all the bonus points.The Insane $11 Billion Scam at Retailers’ Return Desks|M.L. Nestel|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Prosecutors say the two then promised that employee a $10,000 bonus, which was promptly paid.Obama’s Golf Buddy May Be a ‘Hostile Witness’ in Chicago Corruption Case|Ben Jacobs|December 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And bonus points for the school bus that burst into flames with the comic timing of a Simpsons gag.The Walking Dead’s ‘Self Help’: A Grim Show Displays Its Comedy Streak, and A Major Reveal|Melissa Leon|November 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Salem the prep school kid felt so slighted by a paltry $3 million bonus in 2011 that he left the firm.Too Big to Jail: Confessions of a Goldman Sachs Brat|Michael Daly|June 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
On this basis no one could get a bonus unless he did 100 per cent better than the average previously attained.
A whale, of which the whalebone blades are six feet or upwards in length; the harpooner gets a bonus for striking a "size-fish."The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth
For an awful moment Jerry was afraid he was not going to get a bonus for paying the bill.Jerry's Charge Account|Hazel Hutchins Wilson
Indeed, the adoption of a bonus system is often an excuse for driving and tyranny.A Rational Wages System|Henry Atkinson
Literary shareholders to the amount of 500 and upwards will be entitled to a preferential boom by way of bonus.
British Dictionary definitions for bonus
Word Origin for bonus
Word Origin and History for bonus
1773, "Stock Exchange Latin" [Weekley], from Latin bonus "good" (adj.); see bene-. The correct noun form would be bonum. In U.S. history the bonus army was tens of thousands of World War I veterans and followers who marched on Washington, D.C., in 1932 demanding early redemption of their service bonus certificates (which carried a maximum value of $625).