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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
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • 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
  • Only the long spears in their bunchy fists and the shorter throwing spears that came through the air marked them as primitive men.

    Brood of the Dark Moon Charles Willard Diffin
  • The more the Agathist ladies looked at her, the more absurd and bunchy did they feel.

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

    Mrs. Tree Laura E. Richards
  • But Tiny lived, and spited them, and waxed fat and bunchy, while Bunch astonished them all by waning lean and tiny.

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

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

    Among the Forest People Clara Dillingham Pierson
British Dictionary definitions for bunchy


adjective bunchier, bunchiest
composed of or resembling bunches
Derived Forms
bunchiness, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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