Share this entry

bunny boiler Syllabification: bun·ny boil·er

Definition of bunny boiler in English:

noun

informal
A woman who acts vengefully after having been spurned by her lover.
Example sentences
  • In the end, it was the battle of the bunny-boilers and he lost.
  • Reading your fiancé's e-mails is not called being a bunny-boiler, it's called being sensible.
  • The return of the bunny-boiler at first didn't seem to fill Stuart with joy.

Origin

With reference to the movie Fatal Attraction (1987), in which a rejected woman boils her lover's pet rabbit.

Definition of bunny boiler in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day exemplum
Pronunciation: ɪɡˈzɛmpləm
noun
an example or model...