Definition of bunny in English:

bunny

noun

informal
  • 1A rabbit, especially a young one.

    • ‘I'll be putting pictures of bunny rabbits on this blog next.’
    • ‘Unlikely as it is, wouldn't it be cute if the design had bunny rabbits in it?’
    • ‘I can't remember exactly how this ends, but she does go mad and start killing innocent bunny rabbits.’
    • ‘Doesn't anyone ever send out links to furry bunny rabbits and rainbows and frolicking children?’
    • ‘Sure, it was sad to eat little bunny rabbits but we were hungry.’
    • ‘What do you think I am, some sort of cuddly bunny?’
    • ‘When I scanned through the room, there was a shelf, there were rabbits, bunnies, and hamsters on it.’
    • ‘So, did he kill Don's granddaughter's pet bunny or something?’
    • ‘Raw meat, cooked meat, meat shaped like bunny rabbits and meat molded into a statue that had hot dogs for ears.’
    • ‘The cool-headed teenager made sure two friends got out of the house and called firefighters but headed back for her budgie, Twix, and one-year-old bunny, Pippa.’
    • ‘You may see anything from bunny rabbits to moose standing in the road.’
    • ‘Once upon a time, in a park not very far from your house, there was a little brown bunny with a fluffy white tail.’
    • ‘They give all their love to just one little Dutch cartoon bunny and that's Miffy.’
    • ‘He draws his Wayfarers as bunny rabbits, like characters from some half-remembered children's book.’
    • ‘He is told this by Frank, the 6 foot tall evil bunny rabbit.’
    • ‘Don't recall Jack Webb threatening a hutch of bunny rabbits, though I bet he could have…’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Would it help if I posted some pictures of cute bunny rabbits or my smiling children?’
    • ‘Most new bands who produce a critically-acclaimed first album freeze like frightened bunny rabbits when asked to produce a similarly excellent follow-up.’
    • ‘Julie, I think you should make rabbit pie from this bunny before it maims one of your children…’
    1. 1.1[with adjective] A person of a specified type or in a specified mood.
      ‘ski slopes crawling with snow bunnies’
      ‘that dumb bunny actually thought I was a famous writer’
      • ‘Except I think it's wrong… if I didn't think that I'd probably be a very upset little bunny.’
      • ‘It will all become clear, a PR bunny informed us.’
      • ‘I must just be an odd bunny, it appears that i alone in the world am happy talking to people regardless of looks, age, sex or race.’
      • ‘If I've got 20-30 pages open, which is by no means unusual, then I'm going to be a deeply sad bunny if they all just vanish with a thud.’
      • ‘But being the optimistic little bunny I am, I didn't let it get me down.’
      • ‘It was a Sunday afternoon, and Canadian beach bunnies had set up towels and umbrellas only inches apart, all along the strand.’
      • ‘I needed about 10 more lessons to keep up with the snow bunnies,.’
      • ‘Once stereotyped as a haven for twenty-something gym bunnies and bodybuilders, health clubs are now attracting a wider demographic spectrum.’
      • ‘So, like the brave little bunny I am, I took the day off and have mainly spent it vegetating and feeling sick.’
      • ‘Here, four cool retreats where you can explore the season's best activities and get a little R & R, whether you're a snow bunny, a spa bunny - or both!’
      • ‘It's a commonplace that actors are dumb bunnies when they start talking about politics.’
      • ‘The friends joked about how jaded they had become regarding the dating scene in West Hollywood, which they found to be filled with "celebrity wannabes" and "shallow gym bunnies."’
      • ‘She looks like a Los Angeles beach bunny (regulation blond hair, blue eyes, big smile).’
      • ‘You poor bunny-how's the conference going?’
      • ‘A few weeks away, and it's obvious why I've been such an unhappy bunny.’
      • ‘Skiers and snowboarders at all levels can revel in snow and apres-ski fun; kids can have a go in ski school or try snow tubing; and the Snowies has always been a mecca for snow bunnies!’
      • ‘Being an optimistic bunny, I really hope that the mayor will come forward with a transport strategy that does not prioritise car drivers at the expense of everyone else.’
      • ‘Barclays' PR bunnies also told us that they were unwaware of any problems.’
      • ‘To punctuate this I was having to dash for the loos every 5 minutes - I was REALLY not a well bunny.’
      • ‘In the UK, 89 per cent of gym bunnies give their quadriceps a rest by driving to the gym, contributing to climate changing emissions.’

Origin

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.

Pronunciation

bunny

/ˈbənē/