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bon·er 1

 (bō′nər)
n. Informal
A blunder or an error.


bon·er 2

 (bō′nər)
n. Vulgar Slang
An erection of the penis.

boner

(ˈbəʊnə)
n
1. slang a blunder
2. slang an erection of the penis
3. NZ a low-grade slaughtered animal suitable for use in pies, sausages, etc

bon•er1

(ˈboʊ nər)

n.
a person or thing that bones.
[1895–1900]

bon•er2

(ˈboʊ nər)

n.
a stupid mistake; blunder.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.boner - an embarrassing mistakeboner - an embarrassing mistake    
error, fault, mistake - a wrong action attributable to bad judgment or ignorance or inattention; "he made a bad mistake"; "she was quick to point out my errors"; "I could understand his English in spite of his grammatical faults"
bobble - the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball; "the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"
snafu - an acronym often used by soldiers in World War II: situation normal all fucked up
spectacle - a blunder that makes you look ridiculous; used in the phrase `make a spectacle of' yourself
bull - a serious and ludicrous blunder; "he made a bad bull of the assignment"
fumble, muff - (sports) dropping the ball
fluff - a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)
faux pas, gaffe, slip, solecism, gaucherie - a socially awkward or tactless act
howler - a glaring blunder
clanger - a conspicuous mistake whose effects seem to reverberate; "he dropped a clanger"
misstep, trip-up, stumble, trip - an unintentional but embarrassing blunder; "he recited the whole poem without a single trip"; "he arranged his robes to avoid a trip-up later"; "confusion caused his unfortunate misstep"

boner

noun
Informal. A stupid, clumsy mistake:
Informal: blooper.
Slang: bloomer, goof.
Translations

boner

[ˈbəʊnəʳ] N
1. (US) (= blunder) → metedura f de pata, plancha f (Sp)
to pull a bonermeter la pata, tirarse una plancha (Sp)
2. (= erection) → erección f
to have a bonertenerla dura

boner

n (US sl) → Schnitzer m (inf), → Hammer m (inf)

boner

[ˈbəʊnəʳ] n (Am) → gaffe f inv
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