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Bounder   /bˈaʊndər/   Listen
Bounder

noun
1.
Someone who is morally reprehensible.  Synonyms: blackguard, cad, dog, heel, hound.
2.
Someone who bounds or leaps (as in competition).  Synonym: leaper.






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"Bounder" Quotes from Famous Books



... the fourth time you've called me a bounder since we came in. What do you mean by ...
— Charles Rex • Ethel M. Dell

... "Why, everything's wrong! The bounder ought to be in jail instead of giving dinner-parties. Imagine Doris eating ...
— The Postmaster's Daughter • Louis Tracy

... Eros"[26] is frenzied fiction again; amnesia, drunkenness, white slavery, sex, are its mingled themes. There is a pretty picture, recognizable in any smart community, of a witty woman of fashion, and a full-length portrait of a bounder. "The Yellow Fay," Saltus's cliche for the Demon Rum, was the original title of this "Fifth Avenue Incident." Romance and Realism consort lovingly together in its pages. There is an unforgetable passage descriptive of a young man ridding ...
— The Merry-Go-Round • Carl Van Vechten

... between us bearing coffee and Benedictine, and I was tasting the delights of a tenpenny cigar. My uncle smoked a similar cigar in an habituated manner, and he looked energetic and knowing and luxurious and most unexpectedly a little bounder, round the end of it. It was just a trivial flaw upon our swagger, perhaps that we both were clear our cigars had to be "mild." He got obliquely across the spaces of his great armchair so as to incline confidentially to my ear, he curled up his little legs, and I, in my longer way, ...
— Tono Bungay • H. G. Wells

... done, and it suited Teuta and me down to the ground. I could see that the dear girl was agitated about something, so thought it would be best for her to be quiet, and not worried with being civil to the Bounder. Though he is my cousin, I can't think of him as anything else. The Voivode and I had certain matters to attend to arising out of the meeting of the Council, and when we were through the night was closing in. When I saw Teuta in our own rooms she ...
— The Lady of the Shroud • Bram Stoker

... "Damned bounder!" growled Paul under his breath; and aloud: "Thanks, I have an engagement. Awfully sorry, and all that, you know." And he rose, as if ...
— High Noon - A New Sequel to 'Three Weeks' by Elinor Glyn • Anonymous

... Apart from retrospection prehistoric, What is the being of the lifted brow Doing at present? Strange phantasmagoric Pictures of his proceedings flit before The vision of alert imagination; Playing the brute, buffoon, "bounder," or bore, In every climate, and in every nation! Homo—here wasting half his hard-earned gains Upon Leviathan Fleets and Mammoth Armies, Spending his boasted gifts of Tongue and Brains In Party spouting. Swearing potent charm ...
— Punch, Or The London Charivari, Vol. 99, September 13, 1890 • Various

... his head and body on divers occasions, but presently a low bounder glanced off the grass and manifested an affinity ...
— The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories • Zane Grey

... "So it is, in a way, but you'll learn in this life, old girl, that you must take what you can get—especially if you're not sure you can get it! Mind you," lowering his voice, "that little foreign bounder, de Saules, isn't going to have it all his ...
— The Twelfth Hour • Ada Leverson



Words linked to "Bounder" :   villain, bound, scoundrel, hound, heel, perisher, jumper



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