Definition of boner in English:

boner

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Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊnə
 
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noun

  • 1North American informal A stupid mistake.
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    • 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.
  • 3NZ A low-grade farm animal, with meat only suitable for use in sausages or other processed products.

Phrases

pull a boner

North American informal Make a stupid mistake.
More example sentences
  • The minister of Wealth and Helfare pulled a boner, as far as we are concerned.
  • They knew I had just pulled a boner but still left it up to me to continue or not.
  • I guess when I pull a boner, I really pull a boner.

Origin

early 20th century: from bone or (in sense 1) from bonehead, + -er1.

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