Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective See bonny, a.

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  • adjective Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.
  • adjective Geordie Beautiful; pretty; attractive.

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  • adjective very pleasing to the eye

Etymologies

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Middle English boni, probably from Old French bon, feminine bonne ("good"), from Latin bonus ("good"). See bounty, and compare bonus, boon.

Examples

  • See if your disks are the culprit (cp between two disks on the server, hdparm, I think bonnie / bonnie++ does disk benchmarks)

    LinuxQuestions.org

  • Was past expression bonnie, O! Like threads o 'gowd her flowin' hair,

    The Modern Scottish Minstrel, Volume III The Songs of Scotland of the Past Half Century

  • In her youth she had been called bonnie; she was still pleasant to look upon.

    Robert Orange Being a Continuation of the History of Robert Orange

  • My version of the song differs from that given in Cromek's Burns, and also from Allan Cuningham's; and I am disposed to think my memory at fault from the so near recurrence of the word "bonnie" in the stanza.

    Notes and Queries, Number 41, August 10, 1850

  • This little stream well deserves the epithet of "bonnie," which Burns has given it.

    Letters of a Traveller Notes of Things Seen in Europe and America

  • What i find interesting about this discussion is how many things that have been (and still are) considered normal (such as a baby gaining weight steadily following birth, that a 'bonnie' baby is a healthy one, etc. etc.) were the result of the use of growth charts that were based on data collected from predominantly formula fed babies.

    coffee.geek.nz - Comments

  • What i find interesting about this discussion is how many things that have been (and still are) considered normal (such as a baby gaining weight steadily following birth, that a 'bonnie' baby is a healthy one, etc. etc.) were the result of the use of growth charts that were based on data collected from predominantly formula fed babies.

    coffee.geek.nz - Comments

  • What i find interesting about this discussion is how many things that have been (and still are) considered normal (such as a baby gaining weight steadily following birth, that a 'bonnie' baby is a healthy one, etc. etc.) were the result of the use of growth charts that were based on data collected from predominantly formula fed babies.

    coffee.geek.nz - Comments

  • I'm no saying that Katie is heeding; but other folk call her bonnie Katie as well as you, and she's almost a woman now, and it canna be helped. "

    David Fleming's Forgiveness

  • "bonnie," and bestrode them, laughing gleefully at my efforts to unseat him, and holding himself in position by digging his pudgy fingers into whatever portions of my anatomy he could most easily seize.

    Helen's Babies

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  • Who's Bonnie without Clyde?

    February 8, 2008

  • Early Scottish usage was today's gay. So Bonnie Prince Charlie wasn't what you thought.

    June 18, 2008