bun·​ny | \ ˈbə-nē How to pronounce bunny (audio) \
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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Jordan Peele and Keegan-Michael Key are also good as a stuffed conjoined duck and bunny with hilariously dark dreams. Bill Goodykoontz, azcentral, "'Toy Story 4' doesn't need to exist, but in the end it's OK that it does," 15 June 2019 His stage moves consisted of little more than pacing, bunny hops, and adjusting his hoodie while smugly staring out from behind his shades. Piet Levy, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Rapper Nav's 'Bad Habits' is a hit album. But Nav's Milwaukee show was just bad.," 8 June 2019 Milkshakes are themed for holidays, seasons and other special occasions, like a recent Easter version with jelly beans, candy eggs, cookies and chocolate bunnies. Leeanne Griffin, courant.com, "Six extreme Connecticut milkshakes that are perfectly Instagrammable," 7 June 2019 Kim’s stuffed bunny drama with Lisa Rinna came up again, and Denise jumped to Lisa’s defense. Lia Beck, refinery29.com, "Riddle Me This: How Are RHOBH's Denise Richards & Brandi Glanville Friends?," 6 June 2019 Here’s a handy compilation of everything from reptiles to bunnies to Spider-Man actor Tom Holland photos that shows off the range of Lizzo’s lyrics — and the range of taste and choreography that can be applied to the tune. Raisa Bruner, Time, "Lizzo's 'Boys' Is Extremely Versatile Meme Material That Works Like a Charm Every Time," 6 June 2019 Camila Mendes and Charles Melton are pretty much the epitome of #couplegoals — from matching bunny hats to fake tattoos and glamorous Met Gala appearances. Sara Delgado, Teen Vogue, "Camila Mendes Supported Boyfriend Charles Melton’s New Movie "The Sun Is Also a Star" and Revealed Why She Fell in Love With Him," 14 May 2019 The comedian returns to lend his voice to the role of spunky bunny Snowball. Blake Bakkila, Good Housekeeping, "The Star-Studded Cast of 'The Secret Life of Pets 2' Has Surprising Additions," 13 May 2019 Bilbies over bunnies The new research has made Kevin Bradley, CEO of Save the Bilby Fund, more determined to conserve the species. Annie Roth, National Geographic, "Meet the bilby, Australia's own 'Easter bunny'," 18 Apr. 2019

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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

informal : a rabbit especially : a young rabbit


bun·​ny | \ ˈbə-nē How to pronounce bunny (audio) \
plural bunnies

Kids Definition of bunny

: rabbit

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