Definition of bunny in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbʌni

noun (plural bunnies)

1 (also bunny rabbit) A child’s term for a rabbit.
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  • Think bunny rabbits, chocolates and Valentine Cards.
  • Easter bunnies, mad March hares and a tonne of daffodils, chicks and eggs all of them made an appearance on this year's traditional Easter bonnets.
  • No sooner had Beccy and I finished our meals, mum popped her head around the door, and with an evil little smile exclaimed ‘Ha, ha, you two just ate a bunny rabbit’.
1.1 (also bunny girl) A club hostess or waitress wearing a skimpy costume with ears and a tail suggestive of a rabbit.
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  • Prior to that, my boxing experience had been limited to a few jaunts in the 1970s from the dance floor at Tramps or the Playboy Club, where I was a bunny girl.
  • Born in Manchester, she started her working life as a bunny girl, went on to run pubs and spent nine years training with leading American relationships expert Chuck Spezzano, author of If It Hurts, It Isn't Love.
  • Not being on hand to inject a little passion or enthusiasm into her girl, the performance is left entirely up to Diane - and, dressed like a bunny girl in a wine bar at lunchtime, she's already way out of her comfort zone.
1.2 [with adjective] A person of a specified type or in a specified mood: athletes and gym bunnies are rarely seen without a source of fluid close at hand
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  • She looks like a Los Angeles beach bunny (regulation blond hair, blue eyes, big smile).
  • It was a Sunday afternoon, and Canadian beach bunnies had set up towels and umbrellas only inches apart, all along the strand.
  • You poor bunny-how's the conference going?
2Australian A victim or dupe.
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  • Nevertheless, at this stage it is going down well with the bunnies, despite warnings such a move will make the health insurance industry less viable - and what is not spelled out directly yet, result in still higher premiums.
  • Coles would have appeared, or did someone think it was worth getting the bunnies at Coles Myer all panicked by introducing Newbridge into the equation?
  • And, of course no more bunnies like Fosters with assets to sell.


early 17th century (originally used as a term of endearment to a person, later as a pet name for a rabbit): from dialect bun 'squirrel, rabbit', also used as a term of endearment, of unknown origin. sense 2 dates from the early 20th century.

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