bun·​ny ˈbə-nē How to pronounce bunny (audio)
plural bunnies
informal : rabbit
especially : a young rabbit
dated, informal : an attractive young woman
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

Examples of bunny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The garden in her mother’s backyard is full of hummingbirds and the occasional bunny or raccoon. Anna Braz, Los Angeles Times, 31 Aug. 2023 Finish the baked bunnies with a sticky-sweet marmalade glaze. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 2 Aug. 2023 Direct their opposite hand to wrap the other lace around the bunny ear. Bridget Shirvell, Parents, 27 July 2023 Grab black shirts and shirts, and complete it with bunny ears. Juliana Labianca, Good Housekeeping, 21 Aug. 2023 The band called out all of the bunny hats and light sticks in the crowd. Kayla Samoy, Chicago Tribune, 3 Aug. 2023 There were chicks, piglets, and rats at Christopher Kane; frogs at JW Anderson; ducks at Burberry and S.S. Daley; and bunnies at Chopova Lowena. Daniel Rodgers, Glamour, 28 July 2023 Our kiddo was over-the-moon giggly chasing chickens but kept a wary distance from the fuzzy angora bunnies. Ashlea Halpern, Condé Nast Traveler, 27 July 2023 Stuffed animals — a bear, a husky, a bunny — surrounded the tree where neighbors stopped to remember her. Madeline Buckley, Chicago Tribune, 8 Aug. 2023 See More

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Word History


English dialect bun rabbit

First Known Use

circa 1699, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of bunny was circa 1699

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“Bunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunny. Accessed 21 Sep. 2023.

Kids Definition


bun·​ny ˈbən-ē How to pronounce bunny (audio)
plural bunnies
: rabbit

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