Easter Bunny

noun

variants or Easter bunny
: an imaginary rabbit originating in Germanic folklore that fills baskets left out by children with decorated eggs, candy, and presents and sometimes hides the decorated eggs for children to find on Easter

Examples of Easter Bunny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Guest stars this season will include Tracy Morgan as Easter Bunny, Marta Kessler as Magnus' sidekick Olga, Liam Kyle as Gary, Isabella Bennett as Edie, Sasha Knight as Crouton, Ruby Jay as Riley, Mia Lynn Bangunan as Pontoon, and Laura San Giacomo as La Befana, the Christmas Witch. Jp Mangalindan, Peoplemag, 6 Sep. 2023 Rih gushed over her son, who holds a book titled How to Catch the Easter Bunny in the snaps. Hannah Dailey, Billboard, 12 Apr. 2023 This year, a brand new Easter Bunny will be in attendance. Theara Coleman, The Week, 10 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, others may also be anticipating a visit from a magical Easter Bunny – or preparing for a weekend full of colorful eggs, baskets of chocolate and more. Wyatte Grantham-Philips, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2023 The host of The Masked Singer donned his own Easter Bunny costume for the occasion to surprise his tots, including Zion Mixolydian, Zillion Heir and Beautiful Zeppelin with Abby De La Rosa; Legendary Love with Bre Tiesi; and Halo Marie with Alyssa Scott (see a pic here). Glenn Rowley, Billboard, 10 Apr. 2023 Meanwhile, others anticipated a visit from a magical Easter Bunny – or preparing for a weekend full of colorful eggs, baskets of chocolate and more. Editors, USA TODAY, 9 Apr. 2023 Look for a new and improved Easter Bunny to make its debut. Andrew Torgan, CNN, 9 Apr. 2023 Plus crafts, an egg hunt, an appearance from the Easter Bunny, prizes and more. Lauren Daley, BostonGlobe.com, 6 Apr. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1900, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Easter Bunny was in 1900

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“Easter Bunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Easter%20Bunny. Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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