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jounce

[jouns] /dʒaʊns/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), jounced, jouncing.
1.
to move joltingly or roughly up and down; bounce.
noun
2.
a jouncing movement.
Origin
late Middle English
1400-1450
1400-50; late Middle English; apparently blend of joll to bump (now obsolete) and bounce
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  • Remove the jounce bumper bolts and bumpers, and if necessary, the spring lower insulators.
  • At night when it's quiet and no one's around, bed bouncers jounce above everyone's head.
  • These motor homes lack the required jounce clearance between the rear wheels.
British Dictionary definitions for jounce

jounce

/dʒaʊns/
verb
1.
to shake or jolt or cause to shake or jolt; bounce
noun
2.
a jolting movement; shake; bump
Word Origin
C15: probably a blend of dialect joll to bump + bounce
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Word Origin and History for jounce
v.

mid-15c., of unknown origin, perhaps a blend of jump and bounce. Related: Jounced; jouncing. The noun is 1787, from the verb.

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