bonxie

[ bongk-see ]
/ ˈbɒŋk si /

noun

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Origin of bonxie

First recorded in 1765–75; of uncertain origin; final element is apparently -sy
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British Dictionary definitions for bonxie

bonxie
/ (ˈbɒŋksɪ) /

noun

(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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