bungee jumping

noun
the sport of jumping off a high structure to which one is attached by bungee cords, so that the body springs back just short of hitting the ground or water.

Origin:
1975–1980

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bungee jumping or bungy jumping (ˈbʌndʒɪ)
 
n
a sport in which a participant jumps from a high bridge, building, etc, secured only by a rubber cord attached to the ankles
 
[C20: from bungie, slang for India rubber, of unknown origin]
 
bungy jumping or bungy jumping
 
n
 
[C20: from bungie, slang for India rubber, of unknown origin]

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The land that invented commercial bungee jumping is a thrill-seeker's paradise.
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