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A person's head.‘he will be wearing a hat to stop his bonce from burning’
skull, cranium, crownView synonyms
- ‘I particularly like the second picture, ‘During Therapy’, where Shane appears to have a small Star Wars Skimmer balanced on his bonce.’
- ‘That free-kick came a long, long way before it engaged Bouma's bonce, and the marking was pitiful.’
- ‘It's all about what's going on in your bonce, and you're probably saying to yourself: ‘I've have to do this perfectly.’’
- ‘Have regular trims to get the bonce in shape and remember to plan ahead.’
- ‘The gallery steps are a popular gathering point for local youths and the statue of the Iron Duke usually has a traffic cone on its bonce.’
- ‘I had the attention span of a punch-drunk goldfish with Alzheimer's and Bob was scratching his bonce and looking into his beer for inspiration.’
- ‘62 mins: Ljungberg crosses one in from the right on to Henry's bonce.’
- ‘I stand back and scratch me bonce, £425 for this, is that right?’
- ‘The only instant judgment I can make is whether the ball is heading straight for my bonce.’
- ‘Someone chucked a grenade my way and the shell bounced off my bonce.’
- ‘The pressure of stepping out in public with a new bonce is not to be taken lightly, though.’
- ‘And the bloke's got four strands of hair combed all the way up to cover his bonce.’
- ‘It does not leave Cooper though feeling his bonce is being knocked against a brick wall.’
- ‘He's trying to over compensate for the stuff he's losing on top of his bonce...I bet next time I go into that shop, he'll have it in a pony tail.’
- ‘Of course, the natural question then is: ‘whose donated hair cells am I going to have fixed to my shiny bonce?’’
- ‘The Brazilian could only skim it wide off the top of his own bonce; if he'd had his wits about him, he'd almost certainly have scored.’
- ‘The weather has been great so far, sunny all day, and Andy is looking a bit red on his shiny bonce.’
- ‘Men who maybe thinning on top should definitely wear one, after all not many of us (men or women) put suncream on our bonces.’
- ‘A helpful local in Grand Canaria offered to rub cactus juice on the aforementioned bonce, to relieve the burning.’
- ‘No hairdresser, looking at a head of hair as thick as mine, would think that a short-all-over style would do well on my bonce.’
Mid 19th century (denoting a large marble): of unknown origin.
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