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Bondi Line breaks: Bondi
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒndʌɪ/

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Definition of Bondi in English:

A coastal resort in New South Wales, Australia, a suburb of Sydney. It is noted for its popular beach.


give someone Bondi
Australian informal, dated Attack someone savagely: Snowy got Maxie in a corner and began to give him Bondi
[Possibly from bondi 'a heavy Aboriginal club', though influenced by the form and pronunciation of the place name. Early evidence links the phrase to a violent riot at Bondi Beach in 1884]
More example sentences
  • Many a push battle was called in the dark, to the cry of 'Give 'em Bondi!', a memorial echo of defiance.
  • When larrikins, approach the police now in a belligerent attitude it is their custom to threaten to give them "Bondi".
  • I quote this instance of the unpopularity of the "force," not as on the level of "Give 'em Bondi," but as manifesting at the time a genuine and general popular revulsion to the irritating innovation!
shoot through like a Bondi tram
Australian /NZ informal Depart or pass by hastily: one man shot through like a Bondi tram and then a couple of others quickly followed suit
More example sentences
  • I told him I got on the wrong frequency, and he just shot through like a Bondi tram.
  • He didn't even wait to say goodbye—just shot through like a Bondi tram.
  • I'm not getting confrontational to divert my attention away from my Dad shooting through like a Bondi tram.

Words that rhyme with Bondi

eisteddfodau • fundi
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