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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Ariel Winter may have just gotten the greatest birthday present of all time... a baby bunny from her boyfriend Levi Meaden. Brianna Wiest, Teen Vogue, "Ariel Winter Got a Baby Bunny From Boyfriend Levi Meaden," 30 Jan. 2018 Davidson also got two tattoos inspired by Grande, including a pair of bunny ears and her initials on his thumb. Vogue, "Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson Are Reportedly Engaged," 11 June 2018 Just bunnies, epic views and massive rock formations perfect for hero posing. Sarah Sekula, USA TODAY, "Heli-biking: Chopper up, epic ride down a mountain," 27 June 2018 Generally speaking, Easter chocolate is predictable: solid bunnies that hurt your teeth, Reese’s peanut butter cups reshaped as eggs, Cadbury cremes. Elaheh Nozari, Bon Appetit, "This Chocolate Isn’t Your Average Easter Basket Candy," 28 Mar. 2018 John Oliver came after Mike Pence with a surprise children’s book about a gay bunny Time There is a new book about Marlon Bundo, the nation's First Bunny, written by Karen and Charlotte Pence. Dwight Adams, Indianapolis Star, "Why the daughter of Mike Pence bought a book about Marlon Bundo that makes fun of her father," 21 Mar. 2018 This bird was later joined by a bunny swinging in a hammock down the street and winged creatures floating around a barn on the adjoining street. Bryce Airgood, Detroit Free Press, "Artist with special needs brightens up Berkley with chalk drawings," 12 July 2018 So much so, in fact, that Cuahtemoc Blanco introduced the world to the cuauhteminha — a flashy bunny hop with the ball secured in between his legs. Fidel Martinez, latimes.com, "20 years ago, Mexico and South Korea faced off at the World Cup. Here's what happened," 22 June 2018 While visiting family in North Carolina late last year, Rodney Spencer got a call about a bunny. Andrew Simmons, San Francisco Chronicle, "Rodney Spencer and the struggles and rewards of a West Oakland urban farm," 27 Apr. 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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