bungee jumping

noun
  1. 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.

Origin of bungee jumping

First recorded in 1975–1980
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Contemporary Examples of bungee-jumping

  • Harvey: Things like bungee-jumping or skydiving scare me, but not because of the height.

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British Dictionary definitions for bungee-jumping

bungee jumping

bungy jumping

noun
  1. 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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