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bunting

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noun bun·ting \ˈbən-tiŋ\

Definition of bunting

  1. :  any of various stout-billed passerine birds (families Cardinalidae and Emberizidae) of which some are grouped with the cardinal and some with the New World sparrows — compare indigo bunting, painted bunting



Origin of bunting

Middle English


First Known Use: 14th century

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bunting

noun bun·ting

Definition of bunting

  1. 1 :  a lightweight loosely woven fabric used chiefly for flags and festive decorations

  2. 2 a :  flags b :  decorations especially in the colors of the national flag



Origin of bunting

perhaps from English dialect bunt (to sift)


First Known Use: 1711

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bunting

noun bun·ting

Definition of bunting

  1. :  an infant's hooded garment made of napped fabric



Origin of bunting

term of endearment in the nursery rhyme “Bye, baby bunting”


First Known Use: 1922


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