bunion

noun
bun·​ion | \ ˈbən-yən How to pronounce bunion (audio) \

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

Examples of bunion in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Itchy, sweaty, lumpy, they contract fungus, develop hammer toes, bunions and corns. Los Angeles Times, "He was seeking custom-made boots. The journey led to a life deeply touched by love and death and leather," 22 Oct. 2019 Neither the size, the narrowness, the fallen arches, emerging bunions, an odd callus or two, Morton’s toes (second toes longer than the firsts) nor — what is certainly a sign of evolutionary progress — the absence of baby toenails put him off. Los Angeles Times, "He was seeking custom-made boots. The journey led to a life deeply touched by love and death and leather," 22 Oct. 2019 These are a few of your least favorite things: tomatoes, bunions, college, and open-seating offices. Billboard Staff, Billboard, "Lin-Manuel Miranda and Freestyle Love Supreme Rap About Bunions on 'Fallon': Watch," 2 Oct. 2019 For a wide forefoot or bunions This hack is helpful for relieving tightness when the front of your foot is especially wide compared to the rest of your foot. Alexa Tucker, SELF, "6 Lacing Hacks to Make Your Running Shoes Way More Comfortable," 8 May 2019 These soothing words shall ease our emotional bunions and help us root back into the earth. Margaret Wappler, latimes.com, "The Happy Foot Sad Foot sign is moving. These books may fill the foot-shaped void in your heart," 12 July 2019 This crate is full of stuff that was abandoned in an old Amazon warehouse: bunion pads, a VGA adapter, a bottle that seems to be full of a former employee’s urine. Felipe Torres Medina, The New Yorker, "New Subscription Services to Fill Your Home with Cardboard Boxes," 20 June 2019 Hammertoes are also often accompanied by bunions, bony bumps that form at the base of the big toe and crowd the toes even more within the shoe, exacerbating the situation. Roni Caryn Rabin, New York Times, "What Can You Do About a Hammertoe?," 6 July 2018 My feet are wide and there’s a sizable bunion on my right foot. The Cut, "6 Women Review Everlane’s New Flats," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of bunion

circa 1718, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bunion

probably alteration of bunny swelling

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The first known use of bunion was circa 1718

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“Bunion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunion. Accessed 13 Jul. 2020.

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bunion

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How to pronounce bunion (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bunion

: a painful swelling on the side of the big toe

bunion

noun
bun·​ion | \ ˈbən-yən How to pronounce bunion (audio) \

Kids Definition of bunion

: a sore reddened swelling of the first joint of a big toe

bunion

noun
bun·​ion | \ ˈbən-yən How to pronounce bunion (audio) \

Medical 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 — compare hallux valgus

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