- to move joltingly or roughly up and down; bounce.
- a jouncing movement.
Origin of jounce
Examples from the Web for jounce
Historical Examples of jounce
In order not to jounce the patient in carrying him the bearers should break step.Boy Scouts Handbook
Boy Scouts of America
Harvey Cheyne's wife, she were sick back, an' we didn't want to jounce her."Captains Courageous"
The wagon began to jounce, too; so they were obliged to go slowly.The Emerald City of Oz
L. Frank Baum
Lumps of lead began to bounce and jounce around in Dawson's stomach.Dave Dawson on Guadalcanal
Robert Sydney Bowen
How it did jounce over occasional stones in the country road!Jewel's Story Book
Clara Louise Burnham
- to shake or jolt or cause to shake or jolt; bounce
- a jolting movement; shake; bump
Word Origin for jounce
mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of jump and bounce. Related: Jounced; jouncing. The noun is 1787, from the verb.