Definition of bonze noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

bonze

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//bɒnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//bɑːnz//
 
Religious people
 
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a Japanese or Chinese Buddhist monk See related entries: Religious people Word Origin late 16th cent.: probably from Japanese bonzō, bonsō ‘priest’.
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