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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Bouncer.
 
That’s a bouncer. A gross exaggeration, a braggart’s lie. (Dutch, bonz, verb bonzen, to bounce or thump. A bouncing lie is a thumping lie, and a bouncer is a thumper.)   1
        “He speaks plain cannon, fire, and smoke, and bounce.”—Shakespeare: King John, ii. 2.
 


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