Definition of bonham in English:

bonham

noun

Irish
  • A piglet.

    • ‘In addition, bonhams could not be fed properly because of the sows' feet problems.’
    • ‘She counted seven shillings and ten pence and she said to her son Pat: ‘I think you should go to the Fair in the morning to buy a bonham or small pig.’’
    • ‘In the mid-sixties I changed to finishing all pigs instead of selling bonhams.’
    • ‘At the age of fifteen years he bought ten bonhams and fattened them and eventually increased to fifteen sows, selling off the bonhams.’
    • ‘Gossip was exchanged and embellished, births, deaths and marriages were discussed and the price of bonhams and dropped calves were dissected.’

Origin

Late 19th century: dialect variant of Irish banbh pig.

Pronunciation:

bonham

/ˈbɒnəm/