adjective bon·ny \ˈbä-nē\

: very pretty or attractive


Full Definition of BONNY

chiefly British
:  attractive, fair; also :  fine, excellent
bon·ni·ly \ˈbä-nə-lē\ adverb

Variants of BONNY

bon·ny also bon·nie \ˈbä-nē\

Examples of BONNY

  1. <one of several inns in the Lake District offering bonny accommodations and bountiful breakfasts>
  2. <a bonny child dressed in traditional Scottish clothing>

Origin of BONNY

Middle English (Scots) bonie, perhaps ultimately from Anglo-French bon good, from Latin bonus — more at bounty
First Known Use: 15th century

Related to BONNY

A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, excellent (also bonnie) [chiefly British], boss [slang], brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool [slang], corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope [slang], down [slang], dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous [slang], fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters (also gangbuster), gilt-edged (or gilt-edge), gone [slang], grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype [slang], immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous (or marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one (also No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight [slang], par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat [slang], prime, primo [slang], prize, prizewinning, quality, radical [slang], righteous [slang], sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping [chiefly British], top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard [chiefly British], wonderful
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched

Rhymes with BONNY

BONNIE Defined for Kids


adjective bon·ny \ˈbä-nē\

Definition of BONNY for Kids

Variants of BONNY

bon·ny also bon·nie \ˈbä-nē\


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