bungee jumping


noun

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

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British Dictionary definitions for bungee jumping

bungee jumping

bungy jumping

/ (ˈbʌndʒɪ) /

noun

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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