bonzer
Outstandingly good. Also used as a noun meaning 'something outstandingly good of its kind'. Bonzer is possibly an alteration of the American bonanza, or from French bon 'good'. In the early records the spelling bonzer alternates with bonser, and it is just possible that it is from British dialect bouncer'anything very large of its kind'. First recorded 1904.

Australian idioms. 2014.

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