Definition of bunion in English:

bunion

Syllabification: bun·ion
Pronunciation: /ˈbənyən
 
/

noun

  • A painful swelling on the first joint of the big toe.
    More example sentences
    • In severe cases, excessive compensation at the level of the mediotarsal joint can lead to the development of bunions, hammertoes, and other disorders.
    • Painful bunions make life miserable, but many doctors suggest leaving well alone rather than undergoing surgery.
    • A bunion is a bony swelling on the side of the big toe.

Origin

early 18th century: from Old French buignon, from buigne 'bump on the head'.

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