bunny

noun
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 There are also food bowls and food, including a carrot for the bunny. Washington Post, "As a novelty or a favorite, wooden toys can make great gifts," 20 Nov. 2019 At its heart are the Nesquick bunny bottles: one chocolate brown, the other strawberry red. Los Angeles Times, "Artist Nayland Blake toys with race and queerness," 30 Sep. 2019 Muck's painting of bunnies at a restaurant in Indiana got mixed reviews last year and was ultimately removed, WISH said. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, "NBA great Larry Bird complains after an artist paints a mural of him with tattoos all over his body," 21 Aug. 2019 His wife, Ali, nursed the bunny to health at the Bumgarner house. Ann Killion, SFChronicle.com, "Madison Bumgarner has been the Giants’ sure thing. Until now," 22 July 2019 Suddenly, the baby groundhog raised up on his rear legs like a miniature grizzly and looked menacingly at the bunny. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: A funny thing happened on the way to the James J. Hill House!," 7 July 2019 Most of the same gang is back this time: Kevin Hart as the fluffy white bunny Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as the goofy giant Newfoundland, Lake Bell as the laconic cat Chloe and Jenny Slate as the plucky Pomeranian Gidget. Mark Kennedy, Houston Chronicle, "‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ is a well-crafted sequel," 6 June 2019 Most of the same gang is back this time: Kevin Hart as the fluffy white bunny Snowball, Eric Stonestreet as the goofy giant Newfoundland, Lake Bell as the laconic cat Chloe and Jenny Slate as the plucky Pomeranian Gidget. Mark Kennedy, Detroit Free Press, "‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ is a worthy sequel," 6 June 2019 Don’t worry, be hoppy, the bunny is in the safe care of RSPCA South Australia and is no worse fur wear. Janine Puhak, Fox News, "Lost rabbit caused bomb scare at Australian airport," 28 June 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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The first known use of bunny was circa 1699

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3 Dec 2019

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“Bunny.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bunny?pronunciation&lang=en_us&dir=b&file=bunny001. Accessed 5 December 2019.

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bunny

noun
How to pronounce bunny (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of bunny

informal : a rabbit especially : a young rabbit

bunny

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

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