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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Their white and pink headpieces are in the shape of bunnies, with chunky paws that hang down past their shoulders. De Elizabeth, Teen Vogue, "Camila Mendes and Charles Melton Wear Matching Bunny Hats in South Korea," 29 Dec. 2018 See below for all manner of takes in the form of Easter Egg Roll bunny memes on the internet. Ashley Hoffman, Time, "What's That Easter Bunny Thinking About at the White House Egg Roll? The Internet Has Some Guesses," 2 Apr. 2018 That’s more satisfying than having 1/3 of a chocolate bunny. NBC News, "What's the healthiest Easter candy? The one you really want to eat.," 25 Mar. 2018 In the shot where Ari is looking like a modern day Rapunzel with her hair draped down steps, there are four dancers with bunny ears on behind her. Carolyn Twersky, Seventeen, "Every Easter Egg You Missed in Ariana Grande’s “7 Rings” Music Video," 18 Jan. 2019 Before partying with the bunnies in L.A., Tiffany spent some time with her half-siblings over the holidays. Caroline Hallemann, Town & Country, "Tiffany Trump Spent New Year's Eve at a Playboy Party," 2 Jan. 2018 Gigi appears on the cover of Love magazine's 10th-anniversary issue sporting what can only be described as the most terrifying bunny mask ever. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "Gigi Hadid Appears on Love Magazine Cover in Frightening Mask," 2 Aug. 2018 The plush bunny is made by Jellycat and costs around $32. Olivia Harrison, refinery29.com, "Khloé Kardashian Has A $1,525 Blanket In Baby True's Nursery," 22 May 2018 Sarita Butterfield The former Playboy bunny told The Cut that Cosby invited her to 1977 Christmas Eve dinner with his family at his Massachusetts home, after seeing her magazine spread. Maria Puente, USA TODAY, "A complete list of the 60 Bill Cosby accusers and their reactions to the guilty verdict," 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

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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