bonxie

bonxie

[bongk-see]
noun
skua ( def 1 ).

Origin:
1765–75; of uncertain origin; final element is apparently -sy

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bonxie (ˈbɒŋksɪ)
 
n
See skua (originally in Shetland) the great skua
 
[C19: probably of Scandinavian origin: compare Norwegian bunke heap, something dumpy]

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