- Aeronautics. any of certain springs or elastic tension devices, as the springs attached to movable controls of aircraft to facilitate their manipulation.
- bungee cord.
Origin of bungee
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Examples from the Web for bungee
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Even a brief dive—a bungee jump, if you will—would be scary indeed.Megan McArdle on Why We Need to Jump Off the Fiscal Cliff
November 30, 2012
Word Origin and History for bungee
1930, "elastic rope;" used in late 19c. British schoolboy slang for "rubber eraser;" probably from notions of bouncy and spongy; first record of bungee jumping is from 1979.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper