bouncing Bet

[bet]
Also bouncing Bess [bes] /bɛs/.

Origin of bouncing Bet

First recorded in 1880–85
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Related Words for bouncing bet

soapwort

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Historical Examples of bouncing bet

  • Bouncing-bet and her comely hearty cousins of the pink family made delightsome many a corner of our home garden.


British Dictionary definitions for bouncing bet

bouncing Bet

noun
  1. another name for soapwort
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