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jounce

[ jouns ]
/ dʒaʊns /
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verb (used with or without object), jounced, jounc·ing.
to move joltingly or roughly up and down; bounce.
noun
a jouncing movement.
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Origin of jounce

1400–50; late Middle English; apparently blend of joll to bump (now obsolete) and bounce
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British Dictionary definitions for jounce

jounce
/ (dʒaʊns) /

verb
to shake or jolt or cause to shake or jolt; bounce
noun
a jolting movement; shake; bump

Word Origin for jounce

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