Definition of bonce in English:

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Pronunciation: /bɒns/

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British informal
A person’s head: he will be wearing a hat to stop his bonce from burning
More example sentences
  • Men who maybe thinning on top should definitely wear one, after all not many of us (men or women) put suncream on our bonces.
  • It's all about what's going on in your bonce, and you're probably saying to yourself: ‘I've have to do this perfectly.’
  • I particularly like the second picture, ‘During Therapy’, where Shane appears to have a small Star Wars Skimmer balanced on his bonce.


Mid 19th century (denoting a large marble): of unknown origin.

  • This slang word for ‘head’ was originally a large marble; the origin remains unknown.

Words that rhyme with bonce

ensconce, nonce, ponce, response, sconce

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