booner


adjective

  1. jolly; jovial; convivial: boon companions.
  2. Archaic. kindly; gracious; bounteous.

noun

  1. Australian derogatory a young working-class person from Canberra

noun

  1. something extremely useful, helpful, or beneficial; a blessing or benefitthe car was a boon to him
  2. archaic a favour; requesthe asked a boon of the king

adjective

  1. close, special, or intimate (in the phrase boon companion)
  2. archaic jolly or convivial
n.

late 12c., bone “petition,” from Old Norse bon “a petition, prayer,” from Proto-Germanic *boniz (cf. Old English ben “prayer, petition,” bannan “to summon;” see ban).

adj.

in boon companion (1560s), only real survival of Middle English boon “good” (early 14c.), from Old French bon (see bon).

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