bun

noun (1)
\ ˈbən How to pronounce bun (audio) \

Definition of bun

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a sweet or plain small bread especially : a round roll
2 : a knot of hair shaped like a bun
3 buns plural : buttocks

bun

noun (2)

Definition of bun (Entry 2 of 2)

Synonyms for bun

Synonyms: Noun (1)

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First Known Use of bun

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Noun (2)

1898, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bun

Noun (1)

Middle English bunne

Noun (2)

perhaps from bun entry 1

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The first known use of bun was in the 14th century

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“Bun.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bun. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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More Definitions for bun

bun

noun
\ ˈbən How to pronounce bun (audio) \

Kids Definition of bun

: a sweet or plain round roll

BUN

noun
\ ˌbē-ˌyü-ˈen How to pronounce BUN (audio) \

Medical Definition of BUN

: the concentration of nitrogen in the form of urea in the blood

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