- bounced flash,
- bouncing bet,
- bouncy castle,
Origin of bouncing
verb (used without object), bounced, bounc·ing.
verb (used with object), bounced, bounc·ing.
Origin of bounce
Examples from the Web for bouncing
The actor showed tremendous range in the role, bouncing between his wacky stand-up persona and gentler dramatic work.Robin Williams's Greatest Moments on Stage and Screen (Video)|The Daily Beast Video|August 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
After that, the Princess of the Amazons spent months bouncing back and forth between various writers and artists.Wonder Woman Makes a Triumphant Comeback in a New Comic Series|Hugh Ryan|March 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Eventually people filed out, grinning broadly, bouncing on the balls of their feet.Jon Batiste, a Thrilling Jazz Pianist Whose First Goal Is to Entertain|Howard Wolfson|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The last thing I want is a bouncing bunk-bed in the back of the van and then a messy breakup.Mother Falcon the 18-Piece Indie Symphonic Rock Band Taking Texas By Storm|Abby Haglage|June 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
One soldier had a basketball and was bouncing it on the marble floors.
"You would talk the hind legs off a dog," said the Marquis, bouncing out of the room.Marion Fay|Anthony Trollope
She did not look a day older, and the bouncing baby she carried in her arms was a darling.Told in a French Garden|Mildred Aldrich
They went through some splendid dancing, falling down on the ground and bouncing up again like india-rubber balls.Wanderings Among South Sea Savages And in Borneo and the Philippines|H. Wilfrid Walker
Four or five months later I met her in a railway carriage, and she had a bouncing baby in her arms.Thirty Years in Australia|Ada Cambridge
Mr. Bouncing had no anxiety in his face at all now; he looked incredibly contented and young.The Dark Tower|Phyllis Bottome
Word Origin for bounce
"vigorous, big," 1570s, present participle adjective from bounce (v.).
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.
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