Nearby words

  1. boulton,
  2. boumedienne,
  3. boumedienne, houari,
  4. boumédienne,
  5. boun,
  6. bounce around,
  7. bounce back,
  8. bounce flash,
  9. bounce game,
  10. bounce light

Origin of bounce

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

Related formsbounce·a·ble, adjectivebounce·a·bly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for bounceable

British Dictionary definitions for bounceable


/ (baʊns) /



Word Origin for bounce

C13: probably of imitative origin; compare Low German bunsen to beat, Dutch bonken to thump

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Word Origin and History for bounceable
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Idioms and Phrases with bounceable


In addition to the idioms beginning with bounce

  • bounce around
  • bounce back

also see:

  • get the ax (bounce)
  • more bounce for the ounce
  • that's how the ball bounces
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