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Origin of bounce

1175–1225; Middle English buncin,bounsen, variant of bunkin, apparently cognate with Dutch bonken to thump, belabor, bonzen to knock, bump

OTHER WORDS FROM bounce

bounce·a·ble, adjectivebounce·a·bly, adverb
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How to use bounce in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bounce

bounce
/ (baʊns) /

verb
noun

Word Origin for bounce

C13: probably of imitative origin; compare Low German bunsen to beat, Dutch bonken to thump
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bounce

bounce

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