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American English: /bən/
British English: /bʌn/

Translation of bun in Spanish:


  • 1 1.1 (sweetened) oven
    Example sentences
    • Good Friday is celebrated with a traditional breakfast of codfish cakes and hot-cross buns.
    • Imagine children having tea, inevitably squabbling over the buns, teacakes, muffins and - this being a British expression - crumpets.
    • There were sack races, a tea in the marquee with cakes, buns and sandwiches for 200, and a lad who won the prize for his branch-covered fancy dress of Boots.
    1.2 (bread roll)
    pancito (masculine) (Southern Cone)
    Example sentences
    • They all indulged in the delicious Bar-b-cue food of sausages, burgers on buns and hot dog rolls.
    • Ring the changes with pitta bread or sesame buns, instead of the usual sliced bread.
    • Serve on whole-wheat buns or Kaiser rolls, or spread on top of rice.
  • 2 (hairstyle)
    rodete (masculine) (Río de la Plata)
    she wears her hair in a bun
    lleva el pelo recogido en un moño ( or rodete etc. )
    Example sentences
    • If local women venture onto the dusty streets at all, they sport ankle-length dresses, buttoned-up blouses and 1930s hairstyles with buns and pompadours.
    • Smiling, she tidied up her hair into a tight bun, with a thin, wooden chopstick going through it.
    • I quickly pulled my hair into a tight bun, not wanting to bother with a swim cap.
  • 3
    also: buns plural
    (US) [colloquial]
    culo (masculine) (colloquial or vulgar)
    traste (masculine) (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    poto (masculine) (Chile) (Peru) [colloquial]
    hustle your buns!
    ¡muévete! [colloquial]
    Example sentences
    • It takes a very secure individual to call their buttocks, buns.
    • The only reason, he adds, that I don't have women walking by me and with a sexy glance saying, "Nice Buns", and smiling knowingly, is because I do not use the Bowflexor.
    • Tight, toned and shapely buns and thighs can be yours with this energetic new yoga program.
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