Definitions

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  • adj. Remarkable; wonderful.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. remarkable or wonderful.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. remarkable or wonderful

Etymologies

Entered use 1900–05, origin Unknown (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • It looks pretty bonzer, what with hugeous casts of dinosaur bones, rocketry equipment and people acting scenes from Hamlet.

    The other HMS Beagle shop.

  • This ad is incredibly effective, which is probably why the Lieberman camp has gone bonzer yo-yo about it.

    Firedoglake » Joe-Nertia: Round Deux

  • Admittedly, we had some bonzer arguments at the beginning, but once Scott actually READ the thing, he had a lot of constructive stuff to say.

    Archive 2005-03-01

  • You get some bonzer wrestling matches sometimes. '

    The Gates of Noon

  • 'Hey, bonzer rum, mister!' he tossed to Jyp, and jerked a thumb.

    The Gates of Noon

  • Then off to a swimming club to catch a load of bonzer blokes in Speedos drinking lager, before a quiet walk in an old part of town that was a bit rough 200 years ago, but is now full of nice cafes.

    Travel news, travel guides and reviews | guardian.co.uk

  • Australia's bid video, which featured a surfing kangaroo, some bonzer Sheilas on the beach and

    The Guardian World News

  • Some Aussie children believe Santa Claus 'sleigh is pulled by six white boomers. boot - trunk of a car bonzer - a great bloke or sheila.

    BellaOnline - The Voice of Women

  • Get ready for what will hopefully be a bonzer race.

    MVN

  • Williams goes on to quote another Australian colleague, who shares the national gift for chucking a bonzer phrase, on the Ichneumonid wasps, whose designer, if there were one, ‘must have been a sadistic bastard’.

    THE GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH

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  • "He's a right card, the other women would say, a real bonzer.
    A real dag, love. Oh, to have him round the house."
    Cloudstreet by Tim Winton, p 144 of the Graywolf Press hardcover edition

    March 31, 2010

  • My friend has a black BMW M3 which has BONZER as its license plate. I laugh every time I see it, mostly for the word's propinquity to boner.

    December 13, 2006

  • Can't remember hearing this said - other than in faked-up displays of Awstrayleeyanism - for at least 20 years.

    December 10, 2006