bounder

bounder (n.) 1560s, "one who sets bounds," from BOUND (Cf. bound) (n.); British English slang meaning "person of objectionable social behavior, would-be stylish person," is from 1882, perhaps from BOUND (Cf. bound) (v.) on notion of one trying to "bound" into high society, but earliest usage suggests one outside the "bounds" of acceptable socializing, which would connect it with the noun.

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  • Bounder — Bound er (bound [ e]r), n. 1. One who, or that which, limits; a boundary. Sir T. Herbert. [1913 Webster] 2. One who behaves dishonorably or objectionably; a cad. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • bounder — ► NOUN Brit. informal, dated ▪ a dishonourable man …   English terms dictionary

  • bounder — [boun′dər] n. [ BOUND1 + ER] [Informal, Chiefly Brit.] a man whose behavior is ungentlemanly; cad …   English World dictionary

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  • bounder — UK [ˈbaʊndə(r)] / US [ˈbaʊndər] noun [countable] Word forms bounder : singular bounder plural bounders British old fashioned a man who behaves badly, especially towards women …   English dictionary

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  • bounder — noun Date: 1505 1. one that bounds 2. a man of objectionable social behavior ; cad • bounderish adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • bounder — /bown deuhr/, n. 1. an obtrusive, ill bred man. 2. a person or thing that bounds. [1535 45; BOUND2 + ER1] * * * …   Universalium

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