- an obtrusive, ill-bred man.
- a person or thing that bounds.
Origin of bounder
Examples from the Web for bounder
Not a blessed wagon or a thing to carry my luggage did the bounder have.The Spoilers of the Valley
He was a bounder always, but I thought he was an honest bounder.'VC -- A Chronicle of Castle Barfield and of the Crimea
David Christie Murray
But such was his disguise that Bounder was necessitated to rub his eyes.
But, you must know, Bounder, that I have no fault to find with you.
In matters of etiquette, within his province, Bounder was precise.
- old-fashioned, British slang a morally reprehensible person; cad
- a person or animal that bounds
Word Origin and History for bounder
1560s, "one who sets bounds," agent noun from bound (v.1); British English slang meaning "person of objectionable social behavior, would-be stylish person," is from 1882, perhaps from bound (v.2) on notion of one trying to "bound" into high society, but earliest usage suggests one outside the "bounds" of acceptable socializing, which would connect it with the noun.