Origin of bonxie

First recorded in 1765–75; of uncertain origin; final element is apparently -sy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. (originally in Shetland) the great skuaSee skua

Word Origin for bonxie

C19: probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian bunke heap, something dumpy
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