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[buhn-jee] /ˈbʌn dʒi/
Aeronautics. any of certain springs or elastic tension devices, as the springs attached to movable controls of aircraft to facilitate their manipulation.
Origin of bungee
origin uncertain Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for bungee
  • The land that invented commercial bungee jumping is a thrill-seeker's paradise.
  • Please note that the draw strings are in fact strings and not bungee.
  • Four were loaded on the donkey's back, secured in a crazy jumble by a tangle of plastic twine and bungee cords.
  • Other than that perhaps bungee prayer meetings might do it, but before the donuts and coffee, of course.
  • Who else would jump out of airplanes or go bungee jumping.
  • Now, under his auspices, a zillionaire comic would perform a kind of bee bungee jump.
  • The lightweight carrier has a loop into which you hook one truck, and a bungee cord up top to keep the whole thing in place.
  • The panel has a hole at each end for hooking, tying, bungee-ing or screwing in the supplied suction cups.
  • bungee jumpers dive off the top because they aren't all there.
  • We are reasonably adventurous, but will probably draw the line at bungee jumping.
Word Origin and History for bungee

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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Slang definitions & phrases for bungee



: bungee cord/ bungee jump


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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