Definition of booner in English:



derogatory, informal
  • An uncouth or unsophisticated person, regarded as being of low social status.

    ‘the place is a magnet for sleazebags and booners of every description’
    • ‘Putting stupid booners on TV reveals them as stupid booners.’
    • ‘Like her male counterpart, the female booner smokes, swears, and drinks until she vomits.’
    • ‘Recently I read a poll asking where all the booners lived in my fair city.’
    • ‘I knew some booners in high school and college—they are the ones who wear desert boots, flannelette shirts, and jeans.’
    • ‘It's about a future in which savage Australian booners drive fast and fight furiously to get enough gasoline in order to drive and fight to steal more gas.’
    • ‘He gets me a residence pass, which allows me to cruise around the track when all the booners are off getting legless.’
    • ‘The stereotypical booner is often described as someone who is uncouth and rough when it comes to social niceties.’
    • ‘If it is anything like the place in my neck of the woods, it would be full of booners drinking port out of middy glasses.’
    • ‘Among the enemies of a skater are booners—the guys mainly have long hair and wear Metallica shirts, and the girls wear tight black jeans, flannelette shirts, and Ugg boots.’
    • ‘I don't think being a booner is so much about how you look, but how you act—racist, stupid, sexist, along with the associated clothing.’
    lout, boor, oaf, clown, churl, yokel, bumpkin, country bumpkin, village idiot, provincial, barbarian
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1980s: perhaps derived from boondocks.