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bonzer

[ bon-zer ]
/ ˈbɒn zər /
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adjective Australian.

remarkable; wonderful.

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Origin of bonzer

First recorded in 1900–05; possibly an alteration of bonanza; origin uncertain
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Example sentences from the Web for bonzer

  • I havent seen such a bonzer target to strafe since we was in Gllipoli.

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British Dictionary definitions for bonzer

bonzer
/ (ˈbɒnzə) /

adjective

Australian and NZ slang, archaic excellent; very good

Word Origin for bonzer

C20: of uncertain origin; perhaps from bonanza
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