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

  • n. A rabbit, especially a young one.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A culvert or short covered drain connecting two ditches.
  • n. 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.
  • n. Any small drain or culvert.
  • n. 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.
  • n. A small pool of water.
  • n. A swelling from a blow; a bump.
  • n. A sudden enlargement or mass of ore, as opposed to a vein or lode.
  • n. A rabbit, especially a juvenile.
  • n. A bunny girl: a nightclub waitress who wears a costume having rabbit ears and tail.
  • n. In basketball, an easy shot (i.e., one right next to the bucket) that is missed.
  • n. bunny chow; a snack of bread filled with curry
  • adj. In skiing, easy or unchallenging.
  • adj. Resembling a bun

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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


From dialectal bun, tail of a rabbit; see bun3.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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. (Wiktionary)
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. (Wiktionary)
From bun (“rabbit”) +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)
From bun (“small breadroll”) +‎ -y. (Wiktionary)



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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

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    August 5, 2008

  • See arugula.

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  • Just for the articles, I'm sure.

    August 4, 2008

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    August 4, 2008

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    August 3, 2008