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[buhn-chee] /ˈbʌn tʃi/
adjective, bunchier, bunchiest.
having bunches.
bulging or protuberant.
Origin of bunchy
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at bunch, -y1
Related forms
bunchily, adverb
bunchiness, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the Web for bunchy
Historical Examples
  • The joining must be strongly and neatly done and should not be bunchy.

    Home Life in Colonial Days Alice Morse Earle
  • He saw that the June Bug was about ten feet high, with a bunchy, buglike body.

    The Blind Spot Austin Hall
  • The more the Agathist ladies looked at her, the more absurd and bunchy did they feel.

    Kophetua the Thirteenth Julian Corbett
  • I hated to see him sittin' dull and bunchy like he was when you brought him in.

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • The air resounded with shrill defiant squeaks as the two bunchy velvet balls rolled over one another out of sight.

    "Wee Tim'rous Beasties" Douglas English
  • But Tiny lived, and spited them, and waxed fat and bunchy, while Bunch astonished them all by waning lean and tiny.

  • There were two bunchy places on his face, that Mamma Rabbit had told him were eyes.

    Among the Forest People Clara Dillingham Pierson
  • The field was fairly level about the infield, but further out it rolled a good deal and was covered with rough, bunchy grass.

    The Lucky Seventh Ralph Henry Barbour
  • Also there was a bunchy ball of tin-foil, that, when smoothed out, proved to be of identical shape and size with the other two.

    The Curved Blades

    Carolyn Wells
  • One nest was in a jack pine, “in a bunchy growth at the end of a limb.”

British Dictionary definitions for bunchy


adjective bunchier, bunchiest
composed of or resembling bunches
Derived Forms
bunchiness, noun
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