boon

2
[ boon ]
/ bun /

adjective

jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.

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Origin of boon

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1275–1325; Middle English bone < Middle French < Latin bonus good
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British Dictionary definitions for booner (1 of 3)

booner

boon

/ (ˈbuːnə) /

noun

Australian derogatory a young working-class person from Canberra

Word Origin for booner

C20: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for booner (2 of 3)

boon1
/ (buːn) /

noun

something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefitthe car was a boon to him
archaic a favour; requesthe asked a boon of the king

Word Origin for boon

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

British Dictionary definitions for booner (3 of 3)

boon2
/ (buːn) /

adjective

close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
archaic jolly or convivial

Word Origin for boon

C14: from Old French bon from Latin bonus good
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