bonxie

[bongk-see]

Origin of bonxie

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

noun
  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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