from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a sudden unexpected piece of good fortune.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Extra profit; bonus: used as an exclamation by boys. The cry “Bunce!” when something is found by another gives the right to half of what is discovered.

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

  • n. a sudden happening that brings good fortune (as a sudden opportunity to make money)


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  • "Lacking all scruples (and proud of it), he is incorruptible. He will pocket the bunce, but it won't sugar his report."

    London Orbital by Iain Sinclair, p 429 of the Penguin paperback edition

    February 10, 2012