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

Definition of bunny

1 informal : rabbit especially : a young rabbit
2 dated, informal : 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 Channel your inner '80s ski bunny by wearing this retro sweater from designer ski brand Perfect Moment. Claire Harmeyer, Travel + Leisure, 11 Jan. 2022 In a parallel with the rabbit-like rock found by China’s rover, a NASA rover on Mars, Opportunity, spotted something that looked like bunny ears in 2004. Kenneth Chang, New York Times, 7 Jan. 2022 Elliot Page became the first transgender man ever to appear on the cover of Time, and Filipino beauty influencer Bretman Rock put donned a pair of bunny ears to become the first gay man to star on the front of Playboy. CNN, 27 Dec. 2021 Cardi B's bunny chain is likely a nod to her latest gig as Playboy's first-ever creative director in residence. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, 23 Dec. 2021 The man who dressed up in Dolly Parton’s real-life Playboy cover Easter bunny outfit as a kid. Liam Hess, Vogue, 20 Dec. 2021 The crow’s feet at the eyes, the glabella (between and right above the eyebrows), the bunny lines (around the nose), as well as the forehead. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 24 Dec. 2021 Cardi B, wearing a Playboy bunny chain, and Offset, decked out in Louis Vuitton, danced the night away, pausing just long enough for Cardi to give her husband an oversized check for a cool two mil. Elizabeth Logan, Glamour, 22 Dec. 2021 The series first invoked Lewis Carroll’s elusive bunny in the first movie, the 1999 genre game changer that was jointly directed by the Wachowski siblings and soon set audiences’ heads on fire. Manohla Dargis, New York Times, 22 Dec. 2021

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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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19 Jan 2022

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“Bunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunny. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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English Language Learners Definition of bunny

: 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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