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bounder

[ boun-der ]
/ ˈbaʊn dər /
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noun

an obtrusive, ill-bred man.
a person or thing that bounds.

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Origin of bounder

First recorded in 1535–45; bound2 + -er1
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British Dictionary definitions for bounder

bounder
/ (ˈbaʊndə) /

noun

old-fashioned, British slang a morally reprehensible person; cad
a person or animal that bounds
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