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- Pertaining to or having the characteristics of a bounder; loutish; boorish.
- 1928, D. H. Lawrence, chapter 3, in Lady Chatterley's Lover:
- Michaelis was the last word in what was caddish and bounderish.
- 1967 March 3, "The War of Total Paper" (book review of The Soldier's Art by Anthony Powell), Time:
- In Powell's war, only the rotters flourish—notably Kenneth Widmerpool, whose humorless egomania and bounderish one-upmanship have won him critical status as one of the great comic creations of modern English fiction.
- Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.