[ boun-der ]
See synonyms for bounder on
  1. an obtrusive, ill-bred man.

  2. a person or thing that bounds.

Origin of bounder

First recorded in 1535–45; bound2 + -er1

Words Nearby bounder Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use bounder in a sentence

  • He is what our English friends call a 'blooming bounder'; fast yachts, fast motor-cars, the fast set generally.

    The Wreckers | Francis Lynde
  • I say, Michael, you're in a fair way towards looking like a thorough young bounder.

    Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
  • None the less, he was a bounder, a rank outsider tolerated only for his money.

    The Highgrader | William MacLeod Raine
  • Mr. Clifford used to describe him as 'a bit of a bounder—in fact, a complete outsider—but no fool.'

    Hyacinth | George A. Birmingham
  • If a cheap peeping instinct says "Look," and another instinct says "Oh, you bounder," which will you suppress?

    The Crow's Nest | Clarence Day, Jr.

British Dictionary definitions for bounder


/ (ˈbaʊndə) /

  1. old-fashioned, British slang a morally reprehensible person; cad

  2. a person or animal that bounds

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