Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A rabbit, especially a young one.
  • noun A person of a specific type.
  • noun Sports A shot that is uncontested or should be easily made, as in basketball.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A swelling from a blow; a bump.
  • noun A pet name for a rabbit.
  • noun Same as bonny.
  • noun A gully formed by water making its way over the edge of a cliff.

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

  • noun A pet name for a rabbit or a squirrel.
  • noun (Mining) A great collection of ore without any vein coming into it or going out from it.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A swelling from a blow; a bump.
  • noun mining A sudden enlargement or mass of ore, as opposed to a vein or lode.
  • noun A culvert or short covered drain connecting two ditches.
  • noun A chine or gully formed by water running over the edge of a cliff; a wooded glen or small ravine opening through the cliff line to the sea.
  • noun Any small drain or culvert.
  • noun A brick arch or wooden bridge, covered with earth across a drawn or carriage in a water-meadow, just wide enough to allow a hay-wagon to pass over.
  • noun A small pool of water.
  • adjective Resembling a bun
  • noun A rabbit, especially a juvenile.
  • noun A bunny girl: a nightclub waitress who wears a costume having rabbit ears and tail.
  • noun sports In basketball, an easy shot (i.e., one right next to the bucket) that is missed.
  • noun South Africa bunny chow; a snack of bread filled with curry
  • adjective not comparable In skiing, easy or unchallenging.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a young waitress in a nightclub whose costume includes the tail and ears of a rabbit
  • noun (usually informal) especially a young rabbit

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[From dialectal bun, rabbit (perhaps from Scots, tail of a hare; see buns) + –y.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English bony, boni ("swelling, tumor"), from Old French bugne, buigne ("swelling, lump"), from Old Frankish *bungjo (“swelling, bump”), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (“lump, clump, heap, crowd”). More at bunion, bunch.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English bune ("hollow stalk or stem, drinking straw"), from Old English bune ("cup, beaker, drinking vessel; reed, cane"), of unknown origin. Related to English bun, boon ("the stalk of flax or hemp less the fibre"), Scots bune, boon, been, see bun, boon. Compare also bunweed.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From bun (“small breadroll”) +‎ -y.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From bun (“rabbit”) +‎ -y.

Examples

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    August 3, 2008

  • Weirdnet!

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  • We know what WeirdNet's been reading :-(

    August 4, 2008

  • Just for the articles, I'm sure.

    August 4, 2008

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    August 5, 2008

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    Awesome bunny! (copied from oroboros)

    I always thought the only meaning for this was 'rabbit'. It's the only one I ever use for sure!

    July 26, 2009