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bouncy

[boun-see] /ˈbaʊn si/
adjective, bouncier, bounciest.
1.
tending characteristically to bounce or bounce well:
An old tennis ball is not as bouncy as a new one.
2.
resilient:
a thick carpet that is bouncy underfoot.
3.
animated; lively:
a bouncy personality.
Origin of bouncy
1920-1925
1920-25; bounce + -y1
Related forms
bouncily, adverb
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bouncy

/ˈbaʊnsɪ/
adjective bouncier, bounciest
1.
lively, exuberant, or self-confident
2.
having the capability or quality of bouncing: a bouncy ball
3.
responsive to bouncing; springy: a bouncy bed
Derived Forms
bouncily, adverb
bounciness, noun
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Word Origin and History for bouncy
adj.

1895, from bounce (n.) + -y (2).

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