[ boun-see ]
/ ˈbaʊn si /

adjective, bounc·i·er, bounc·i·est.

tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well: An old tennis ball is not as bouncy as a new one.
resilient: a thick carpet that is bouncy underfoot.
animated; lively: a bouncy personality.

Origin of bouncy

First recorded in 1920–25; bounce + -y1
Related formsbounc·i·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for bouncy


/ (ˈbaʊnsɪ) /

adjective bouncier or bounciest

lively, exuberant, or self-confident
having the capability or quality of bouncinga bouncy ball
responsive to bouncing; springya bouncy bed
Derived Formsbouncily, adverbbounciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bouncy



1895, from bounce (n.) + -y (2).

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