follow Dictionary.com

9 Grammatical Pitfalls

rounder

[roun-der] /ˈraʊn dər/
noun
1.
a person or thing that rounds something.
2.
a person who makes a round.
3.
a habitual drunkard or wastrel.
4.
(initial capital letter) British. a Methodist minister who travels a circuit among congregations.
5.
rounders, (used with a singular verb) a game somewhat resembling baseball, played in England.
6.
Informal. a boxing match of a specified number of rounds: used in combination:
a 15-rounder.
Origin of rounder
1615-1625
1615-25; round1 + -er1
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
British Dictionary definitions for rounders

rounders

/ˈraʊndəz/
noun
1.
(functioning as sing) (Brit) a ball game in which players run between posts after hitting the ball, scoring a 'rounder' if they run round all four before the ball is retrieved

rounder

/ˈraʊndə/
noun
1.
a run round all four bases after one hit in rounders
2.
a tool or machine for rounding edges or surfaces
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for rounders

rounder

n.

1620s, "a sentinel," agent noun from round (n.) on notion of "one who makes the rounds." Sense of "chronic drunkard or criminal" is from 1854, on notion of one who is habitually in and out of jails or bars. Rounders, a baseball-like game, attested from 1828.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
Slang definitions & phrases for rounders

rounder

noun

A debauchee; habitual carouser: some rich ''rounders'' of the town

[1854+; one who ''makes the rounds'' of saloons]


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

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for rounder

Some English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for rounders

9
11
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with rounders