bonny

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adjective bon·ny \ˈbä-nē\

Definition of bonny

bonnier

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bonniest

chiefly British

  1. :  attractive, fair; also :  fine, excellent

bonnily

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Examples of bonny in a sentence

  1. <one of several inns in the Lake District offering bonny accommodations and bountiful breakfasts>

  2. <a bonny child dressed in traditional Scottish clothing>

Variants of bonny

or less commonly

bonnie

Origin and Etymology of bonny

Middle English (Scots) bonie, perhaps ultimately from Anglo-French bon good, from Latin bonus — more at bounty


First Known Use: 15th century


BONNY Defined for English Language Learners

bonny

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adjective bon·ny \ˈbä-nē\

Definition of bonny for English Language Learners

  • : very pretty or attractive


BONNY Defined for Kids

bonny

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adjective bon·ny \ˈbä-nē\

Definition of bonny for Students

bonnier

bonniest

chiefly British

  1. :  handsome 1, beautiful

Variants of bonny

also

bonnie

\ˈbä-nē\


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