Definition of boner in English:

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boner

Pronunciation: /ˈbəʊnə/

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.
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.
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.

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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