bun·​ny | \ˈbə-nē \
plural bunnies

Definition of bunny 

1 informal : rabbit especially : a young rabbit

2 informal, dated : an attractive young woman

3 basketball, informal : an easy shot (such as a layup) taken close to the basket He missed a handful of bunnies around the basket.— Jeff Greer

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Peeps aren't just for Easter anymore! The marshmallow candy has come a long way since its chick and bunny days. Taysha Murtaugh, Country Living, "Break Out the Trick-or-Treat Bags! Halloween Peeps Have Officially Hit Stores," 6 Sep. 2018 The collection plays into Gomez’s own aesthetic and ranges from a delicate lace slip skirt to a lilac hoodie to a sky blue bunny-rabbit intarsia sweater. Steff Yotka, Vogue, "Selena Gomez x Coach Is Here—See Every Piece," 14 Aug. 2018 The collection as a whole is filled with looks in the same color palette, featuring bunny rabbit graphics, lace insets, satin textures, and embellished bags. Avery Matera, Teen Vogue, "Selena Gomez x Coach Is Here: See the Collection," 14 Aug. 2018 Empty fields dot the area for blocks; a place where bunny rabbits hop through a desolate urban landscape. Phoebe Wall Howard, Detroit Free Press, "A daughter of Detroit defies odds, takes car industry into the future," 13 July 2018 While the $4,500 crib or $1,525 Hermes blanket may not be for everyone, some items, like the butterfly mobile and pink bunny rabbit, are under $50. Lyndsey Matthews, Marie Claire, "Shop Khloe Kardashian's Nursery For Your Own Baby," 23 May 2018 There are nosquirrels or bunnies or other critters here, as there were in the Prouty Garden. Priyanka Dayal Mccluskey, BostonGlobe.com, "Children’s Hospital opens new rooftop oasis to help fill void of beloved Prouty Garden," 13 May 2018 Behind the $200 headset and the dating app and the bunny rabbit AR filters exists a company that is working frantically to not just keep up but actually lead on things like artificial intelligence, machine learning, and advanced optical displays. Wired Staff, WIRED, "The Virtual Insanity of F8," 4 May 2018 With 21 actors, a baby, a bunny, and a goose, The Ferryman sports the kind of ensemble typically reserved for musicals. Aja Romano, Vox, "The Olivier-winning play from Jez Butterworth juggles 21 actors, a baby, and a goose — with a dark strain of Irish nationalism.," 3 Nov. 2018

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First Known Use of bunny

circa 1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for bunny

English dialect bun rabbit

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English Language Learners Definition of bunny

: a rabbit; especially : a young rabbit


bun·​ny | \ˈbə-nē \
plural bunnies

Kids Definition of bunny

: rabbit

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