Definition of bunce in English:



mass nounBritish
  • Money or profit gained by someone.

    ‘they can turn their hand to many jobs as long as there's a bit of bunce in it’
    • ‘Let's hope the Spearmint Rhino Club appeals and she is stripped of her bucketful of bunce.’
    • ‘We did that once, lost all our bunce.’
    • ‘Dmgt is paying big bunce to get into an online recruitment market currently worth £100m a year, around seven per cent of the UK's entire recruitment advertising.’
    • ‘Again, while its only right that the Child win some sort of award, it's curious that this is the one that they've given Beyonce the bunce for.’
    profit, earnings, income, advantage, benefit, reward, emolument, yield, return, winnings, receipts, proceeds, dividend, interest, percentage, takings
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Early 18th century: of unknown origin.