[ jouns ]
/ dʒaʊns /

verb (used with or without object), jounced, jounc·ing.

to move joltingly or roughly up and down; bounce.


a jouncing movement.

Origin of jounce

1400–50; late Middle English; apparently blend of joll to bump (now obsolete) and bounce Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jounce

/ (dʒaʊns) /


to shake or jolt or cause to shake or jolt; bounce


a jolting movement; shake; bump

Word Origin for jounce

C15: probably a blend of dialect joll to bump + bounce
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