Definition of bonham in English:

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bonham

Pronunciation: /ˈbɒnəm/

Entry from British & World English dictionary

noun

Irish
A piglet.
Example sentences
  • In the mid-sixties I changed to finishing all pigs instead of selling bonhams.
  • She counted seven shillings and ten pence and she said to her son Pat: ‘I think you should go to the Fair in the morning to buy a bonham or small pig.’
  • Gossip was exchanged and embellished, births, deaths and marriages were discussed and the price of bonhams and dropped calves were dissected.

Origin

Late 19th century: dialect variant of Irish banbh 'pig'.

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