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

Examples of bunny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Ferraro is an energizer bunny on the ice, and there could be a spot for him if Simek can’t go Oct. 2. Curtis Pashelka, The Mercury News, "Projecting Sharks’ 23-man roster: Who’s trending, and who’s fading," 19 Sep. 2019 The second wife was a big-busted Broken Arrow buckle bunny. Thomas Mcguane, The New Yorker, "Wide Spot," 16 Sep. 2019 The Internet is full of reports and photos of animals — including dogs, cats, squirrels, goats, bunnies, ferrets, guinea pigs, turtles, rats, deer, alpacas, sheep, pigs and even small horses — that have been outfitted with mobility devices. Frank Witsil, Detroit Free Press, "Hobble, hobble! This Michigan turkey needs a custom wheelchair," 27 Aug. 2019 The lead character, Joy, is a charmingly optimistic bunny who used to work in a bakery. Brittany Meiling, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Carlsbad gaming startup goes viral in its first week. Will the good times keep coming?," 6 Aug. 2019 One of them, Beverly Veseleny, had been a Playboy bunny. Kevin Cullen, BostonGlobe.com, "Boston’s Barbara Ridlon was all cop, and that’s high praise," 1 Aug. 2019 Every morning, when their owners left, the animals would reveal their true nature, incongruous or not (head-banging poodle, gangster bunny, etc.) and gather with their pals, hopping from fire escape to fire escape. Katie Walsh, Twin Cities, "‘Secret Life of Pets 2’ adds babies and toddlers to lovable animal mix," 6 June 2019 Sam is a kind and warm-hearted bunny who wants to create a strong and lifetime bond with a new family. Peninsula Humane Society, The Mercury News, "Pet of the week: Sam," 19 July 2019 While taking a trip to South Korea, the two actors shared several pictures of their travels — including an especially adorable shot while #twinning in bunny hats. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Camila Mendes and Charles Melton's Best Social Media Moments," 30 June 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

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