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adjective
  1. jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
  2. Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.
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Origin of boon2

1275–1325; Middle English bone < Middle French < Latin bonus good
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British Dictionary definitions for booner

booner

boon

noun
  1. Australian derogatory a young working-class person from Canberra
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Word Origin

C20: of unknown origin

boon1

noun
  1. something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefitthe car was a boon to him
  2. archaic a favour; requesthe asked a boon of the king
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Word Origin

C12: from Old Norse bōn request; related to Old English bēn prayer

boon2

adjective
  1. close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
  2. archaic jolly or convivial
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Word Origin

C14: from Old French bon from Latin bonus good
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Word Origin and History for booner

boon

n.

late 12c., bone "petition," from Old Norse bon "a petition, prayer," from Proto-Germanic *boniz (cf. Old English ben "prayer, petition," bannan "to summon;" see ban).

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boon

adj.

in boon companion (1560s), only real survival of Middle English boon "good" (early 14c.), from Old French bon (see bon).

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