boner

boner

1 [boh-ner]
noun
a person or thing that bones.

Origin:
1895–1900; bone1 + -er1

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boner

2 [boh-ner]
noun
a foolish and obvious blunder; stupid mistake.

Origin:
1910–15, Americanism; bone(head) + -er1

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boner (ˈbəʊnə)
 
n
1.  slang a blunder
2.  slang an erection of the penis
3.  (NZ) a low-grade slaughtered animal suitable for use in pies, sausages, etc

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boner
"blunder," 1912, baseball slang, probably from bonehead. Meaning "erect penis" is 1950s, from earlier bone-on (1940s), probably a variation (with connection notion of "hardness") of hard-on (1893).
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boner definition


  1. n.
    a silly error; a gaffe. (See also pull a boner.) : What a boner! You must be embarrassed.
  2. n.
    and bone. an erection. : He always gets a boner when he doesn't need it and never when he does.
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