jouncing

jounce

[jouns]
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jounced, jouncing.
1.
to move joltingly or roughly up and down; bounce.
noun
2.
a jouncing movement.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English; apparently blend of joll to bump (now obsolete) and bounce

Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To Jouncing
Collins
World English Dictionary
jounce (dʒaʊns)
 
vb
1.  to shake or jolt or cause to shake or jolt; bounce
 
n
2.  a jolting movement; shake; bump
 
[C15: probably a blend of dialect joll to bump + bounce]

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

jounce
c.1440, of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of jump and bounce.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Related Words
Related Searches
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature