bounderish

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

bounder +‎ -ish

Adjective[edit]

bounderish (comparative more bounderish, superlative most bounderish)

  1. 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.

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References[edit]

  • Oxford English Dictionary, 2nd ed., 1989.