- n. Plural form of bounder.
“It is really too bad, for the overpowering splendours of the château, the quaint old Renaissance house-fronts, the streets of stairs, and the exceedingly picturesque and lively congregation of countryside peasants on a market-day would make it a delightful artists 'sketching-ground were one not crowded out by "bounders" in bowler hats and others of the genus tripper.”
“When Plunger thought his first item of news had soaked itself thoroughly into the "bounders" of the Fifth, he read the second item.”
“And the lack of it places them among the inglorious army of the "bounders" for all time.”
“Then, suddenly muttering something about "bounders" and "cads," he forced his way through and hurried off, shouting his parting instructions to us to join him as soon as possible at the Hôtel”
“-- of its conventions, and vile hypocrisies -- its 'bounders' in art as in everything else!”
“a fool, so it is not by the great gentleman but by boors and 'bounders' that a man of fashion is afraid of finding his social value underrated.”
“_Nouveaux riches_, whatever kind of bounders that spells, is what Bob”
“We watched her fall in love with heart surgeons and rugby players, cads and bounders, on a doomed quest for completion and contentment that was deeply familiar to us – from novels, if not our own bumpy, imperfect lives.”
“Smite them with your lacrosse-sticks if the bounders resist!”
“• Some stories also benefit from longevity, and this must include the outrage at those bounders at the BBC who use licence-payers' money, taxpayers' money indeed, to buy themselves biscuits.”
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