American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Scots Physically attractive or appealing; pretty.
- adj. Scots Excellent.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Beautiful; fair or pleasant to look upon; pretty; fine.
- Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
- n. In mining, a mass of ore adjacent to a vein, but not distinctly connected with it; “a great collection of ore, without any vein coming into or going from it,” See carbona.
- adj. Geordie alternative spelling of bonnie.
- n. mining A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.
- adj. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
- n. (Mining) A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.
- adj. very pleasing to the eye
- Middle English boni, probably from Old French bon, feminine bonne ("good"), from Latin bonus ("good"). See bounty, and compare bonus, boon. (Wiktionary)
- Probably ultimately from French bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu-2 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“If she's clever compared with the rest of them then I pity our cousins in bonny Scotland.”
“See here is our ain bonny Charlie for a guard, and what better could an auld Jacobite wish for? said Kenneth, looking fondly on his wife; while their son marched past them in his Highland dress and wooden claymore by his side.”
“He wad mak a bonny corpse; I wad like to hae the streiking and winding”
“She used to be -- bonny, that is, as a button or a buckle micht be bonny.”
“That's the equivalent of my parents describing a girl as "bonny" when they meant she'd be better looking if she'd been hit in the face with a shovel.”
“Eh, but ye wad mak a bonny munsie o 'me, Grannie, to hae me feart at the deil an' a '!”
“He wad mak a bonny corpse; I wad like to hae the streiking and winding o 'him. ”
“I am acquainted) -- equally joyous would Mr. Evans have been to have had the inspection of some of these 'bonny' songs.”
“An accurate, daguerrotyped portrait of a commonplace face: a carefully fenced, highly cultivated garden, with neat borders and delicate flowers: but no glance of a bright, vivid physiognomy, no open country, no fresh air, no blue hill, no bonny beck.”
“You can bid for the Roboraptor at the Philcon TAFF auction, where it will be auctioned off to send a deserving sci-fi fan to bonny old England!”
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