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boner

Syllabification: bon·er
Pronunciation: /ˈbōnər
 
/

Definition of boner in English:

noun

1North American informal A stupid mistake.
Example sentences
  • The Consumerist will highlight the persistent, shameless boners of modern consumerism - and the latest hot deals, discounts, and freebies around.
  • The Times corrections culture seems to revel in correcting every misspelling, transposed digit, historical inaccuracy, and boner.
  • They were there to trap me into some kind of boner.
2North American vulgar slang An erection of the penis.

Origin

early 20th century (originally US): from bone + -er1.

Words that rhyme with boner

Arizona, Barcelona, condoner, corona, Cremona, Desdemona, donor, Fiona, groaner, Iona, Jonah, kroner, Leona, loaner, loner, moaner, Mona, owner, Pamplona, persona, postponer, Ramona, stoner, toner, Valona, Verona, Winona

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