bun

1 of 2

noun (1)

1
: a sweet or plain small bread
especially : a round roll
2
: a knot of hair shaped like a bun
3
buns plural : buttocks

bun

2 of 2

noun (2)

Examples of bun in a Sentence

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Noun
Watkins watched the videos honoring each senior after the game with her teammates wearing a red sweatshirt with the hood pulled up over her high bun. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 25 Feb. 2024 Really leaning into the whole intergalactic thing, Zendaya styled her hair in a sleek bun, with two long braided pieces left loose on either side of her face. Kathleen Walsh, Glamour, 22 Feb. 2024 Ells explains that the chicken is wheat-and-soy based and sits on a toasted brioche bun, comes with classic slaw, pickles, and with all due respect to his former restaurant, chipotle. Gary Stern, Forbes, 21 Feb. 2024 That night, Meghan had her locks in a low bun for One Year to Go Dinner at the Vancouver Convention Centre. Janine Henni, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Later that same day, Lopez twisted the ponytail into a high bun and pulled out two pieces of hair on either side of her face for an easygoing, effortless glam moment. Kara Nesvig, Allure, 16 Feb. 2024 The truck, which served lunch a few days a week, developed a loyal following with its banh mi, bun dishes of noodles and protein, and sides of shrimp salad and vegan summer rolls. Sonia Rao, Washington Post, 14 Feb. 2024 To complete the look, Redway inserted a pencil diagonally into the bun from top right to bottom left and sprayed it down with TRESemmé Keratin Smooth Weightless Silky Shine Spray. Tira Urquhart, Essence, 14 Feb. 2024 Her makeup was a natural glam look, and her hair was pulled back into a bun. Angel Saunders, Peoplemag, 13 Feb. 2024 See More

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Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

Middle English bunne

Noun (2)

perhaps from bun entry 1

First Known Use

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bun was in the 14th century

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Cite this Entry

“Bun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bun. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

Kids Definition

bun

noun
ˈbən
1
: a sweet or plain small bread
especially : a round roll
2
: a knot of hair shaped like a bun

Medical Definition

: the concentration of nitrogen in the form of urea in the blood

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