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bonzer

Line breaks: bon¦zer
Pronunciation: /ˈbɒnzə
 
/
(also bonza)

Definition of bonzer in English:

adjective

Australian /NZ informal
Excellent; first-rate.
Example sentences
  • And to top off a bonzer week, Amelia has started waking at night again… last night it was 12.30 for an hour's worth of ear piercing screams.
  • Some whisper amongst themselves that once you strip away the ‘gees this kid's bonza with a chisel,’ you're not left with much.
  • Ah well, anyone want a bonza second hand wiper motor?

Origin

early 20th century: perhaps an alteration of bonanza.

Words that rhyme with bonzer

rozzer

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