[ bongk-see ]
/ ˈbɒŋk si /
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Origin of bonxie
First recorded in 1765–75; of uncertain origin; final element is apparently -sy
Words nearby bonxie
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Example sentences from the Web for bonxie
They seem to be identical in species with the "skua," or "bonxie" of the Shetlands.Narrative of the Circumnavigation of the Globe by the Austrian Frigate Novara, Volume I|Karl Ritter von Scherzer
British Dictionary definitions for bonxie
/ (ˈbɒŋksɪ) /
(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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