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bungee

[buhn-jee] /ˈbʌn dʒi/
noun
1.
Aeronautics. any of certain springs or elastic tension devices, as the springs attached to movable controls of aircraft to facilitate their manipulation.
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n.

1930, "elastic rope;" used in late 19c. British schoolboy slang for "rubber eraser;" probably from notions of bouncy and spongy; first record of bungee jumping is from 1979.

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bungee

modifier

: bungee cord/ bungee jump

noun

Rubber; a rubber eraser (late 1800s+ British schoolboys)

[origin unknown]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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