Origin of bounceback
verb (used without object), bounced, bounc·ing.
verb (used with object), bounced, bounc·ing.
Origin of bounce
Synonyms for bounce
Word Origin for bounce
early 13c., bounsen "to thump, hit," perhaps from Dutch bonzen "to beat, thump," or Low German bunsen, or imitative; sense probably influenced by bound (v.). Sense of "to bounce like a ball" is from 1510s; the rubber check sense is from 1927. Related: Bounced; bouncing.
1520s, "a heavy blow," also "a leap, a rebound" from bounce (v.). In reference to politicians and public opinion polls, by 1996, American English.
Recover quickly, as in She had pneumonia, but she bounced back in less than a week. This expression is a metaphor for the rebound of a ball or some elastic material.
In addition to the idioms beginning with bounce
- bounce around
- bounce back
- get the ax (bounce)
- more bounce for the ounce
- that's how the ball bounces