Definition of bunny in English:
noun (plural bunnies)informal
- Raw meat, cooked meat, meat shaped like bunny rabbits and meat molded into a statue that had hot dogs for ears.
- He draws his Wayfarers as bunny rabbits, like characters from some half-remembered children's book.
- I thought about changing her mind but then that would have been just plain lame, this story isn't all vanilla ice and pink bunny rabbits.
- 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?
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.
The first recorded example of bunny, in 1606, reads, ‘Sweet Peg…my honey, my bunny, my duck, my dear’. The word was originally a term of endearment for a person, and was not found as a pet name for a rabbit until late in the 17th century. It is itself a pet form of bun, a dialect word for a squirrel or a rabbit. The origin of that word is not known, but it is unlikely to be connected with bun ‘a small cake’, which is also of obscure origin. The 1987 film Fatal Attraction, in which Glenn Close's character, rejected by Michael Douglas, boils his child's pet rabbit, gave us the term bunny boiler for a woman who acts vengefully after having been spurned by her lover.
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