bonny

adjective
bon·​ny | \ˈbä-nē \
variants: or less commonly bonnie
bonnier; bonniest

Definition of bonny 

chiefly British

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Other Words from bonny

bonnily \ˈbä-​nə-​lē \ adverb

Examples of bonny in a Sentence

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

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Vermont St. N., 768-Kurt A. and Bonny Pfluger to Mark Andrew Pfluger, $329,475. Washington Post, "Alexandria and Arlington home sales," 7 June 2017

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First Known Use of bonny

15th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bonny

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

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bonny

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of bonny

: very pretty or attractive

bonny

adjective
bon·​ny
variants: also bonnie \ˈbä-​nē \
bonnier; bonniest

Kids Definition of bonny

chiefly British

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