Definition of bunion
: an inflamed swelling of the small fluid-filled sac on the first joint of the big toe accompanied by enlargement and protrusion of the joint
Recent Examples of bunion from the Web
Anyone who has experienced foot pain such as that caused by neuroma, bunions or hammer toes knows how debilitating and discouraging these common foot problems are.
Most women have a narrow heel and a wider forefoot, and a pointed toe or narrow toe box could cause bunions, hammer toe, ingrown nails and other problems.
The former Alabama standout had surgery on March 6 to remove a bunion on his left foot.
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Origin and Etymology of bunion
probably alteration of bunny swelling
First Known Use: circa 1718See Words from the same year
BUNION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bunion for English Language Learners
: a painful swelling on the side of the big toe
BUNION Defined for Kids
Definition of bunion for Students
: a sore reddened swelling of the first joint of a big toe
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