the sport of jumping off a high structure to which one is attached by bungee cords, so that the body springs back just short of hitting the ground or water.
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Origin of bungee jumping
First recorded in 1975–1980
Words nearby bungee jumping
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British Dictionary definitions for bungee-jumping
/ (ˈbʌndʒɪ) /
a sport in which a participant jumps from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
Word Origin for bungee jumping
C20: from bungie, slang for India rubber, of unknown origin
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