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 The Washington State Department of Agriculture issued a bunny quarantine to prevent the spread of the disease. Outdoor Life, "A Deadly Virus Is Spreading Among Wild Rabbits and Hares. Wildlife Agencies Are Calling on Hunters for Help," 21 Dec. 2020 Two inches of fresh snow see zero bunny tracks crossing our half-mile driveway. John Schandelmeier, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska’s hard-core predators don’t have it as easy as you may think," 20 Dec. 2020 Perfect for the dog — or cat, bunny, bird and other animal — this artist creates a watercolor painting from a photo of their pet. Tanya Edwards, CNN Underscored, "23 personalized gifts that just feel so special," 7 Dec. 2020 No bunny compares to you, Valentine. Seal-ed with a kiss. Rebekah Lowin, Country Living, "73 Best Valentine's Day Puns to Let Them Know They Have a Pizza Your Heart," 23 Nov. 2020 Gergely Dudás' puzzle arsenal stretches beyond just finding the mouse in a sea of squirrels or the bunny among the cats. Christy Piña, Woman's Day, "Can You Find All of the Squirrels Hidden Among the Trees and Bushes?," 16 Nov. 2020 The bunnies would put raincoats over their bunny costumes and walk up in groups of five, according to the City Paper profile. Frederick N. Rasmussen, baltimoresun.com, "Morton C. Tadder, the Orioles’ team photographer for 44 years, dies," 15 Nov. 2020 In it, their son dances around the living room in a shirt with a bunny on it while his family claps to cheer him on. TheWeek, "Lebanese take to the sea — risking their lives to reach Europe," 10 Oct. 2020 Steinem's time as a Playboy bunny is soundtracked by the music of the swingin' '60s, while her later years are a funky mix featuring Labelle, The Isley Brothers, and Rick James. Shannon Carlin, refinery29.com, "Every Song On The Glorias Soundtrack Tells A Story," 30 Sep. 2020

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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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The first known use of bunny was circa 1699

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19 Jan 2021

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“Bunny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunny. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of bunny

informal : a rabbit especially : a young rabbit


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plural bunnies

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