- Informal. a rabbit, especially a small or young one.
- Slang: Sometimes Disparaging and Offensive. a pretty, appealing, or alluring young woman, often one ostensibly engaged in a sport or similar activity: beach bunny; ski bunny.
- Chiefly British. a squirrel.
- Australian and New Zealand Slang. a person imposed upon or made a fool of; victim.
- designed for or used by beginners in skiing: a bunny slope.
Origin of bunny
Examples from the Web for bunnies
“As much as I love sunny meadows and bunnies, I also love spooky forests with owls,” she says.The Wonderful Weirdness of Christine McConnell, Queen of Creepy Cookies
July 9, 2014
Adventuresome moviegoers can thank the Oscars as bunnies can thank spring.The Oscar International Film Festival: ‘Stranger By the Lake’ and Foreign Films You Should Watch
February 2, 2014
In fact, my mother brought a copy to the club and circulated it among the bunnies.My Mom’s Life as a Playboy Bunny
September 25, 2011
Merritt Wever is adorable and believable as Zoey, a nervous first-year nursing student so callow she has bunnies on her smock.'Nurse Jackie' Will Make You Feel Better
June 7, 2009
His Bunnies have their own hit TV series; the Playboy Mansion remains a celebrity hop-stop.Hef's Sex Education
August 27, 2009
She was having trouble with the bunnies' ears when Dr. Blake came up.Glory of Youth
He was quite certain he had brought down one of the bunnies.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
Una smiled at a lively photograph of two bunnies in a basket.
She did not glance at the picture of the bunnies in a basket.
It only requires long ears to change the pussy-willows into bunnies.Mother Nature's Toy-Shop
- Also called: bunny rabbit a child's word for rabbit (def. 1)
- Also called: bunny girl a night-club hostess whose costume includes rabbit-like tail and ears
- Australian informal a mug; dupe
- slang a devotee of a specified pastime or activitygym bunny; disco bunny
- British slang talk, esp when inconsequential; chatter
- not a happy bunny British slang deeply dissatisfied or discontented
Word Origin and History for bunnies
1680s, diminutive of Scottish dialectal bun, pet name for "rabbit," previously (1580s) for "squirrel," and also a term of endearment for a young attractive woman or child (c.1600). Ultimately it could be from Scottish bun "tail of a hare" (1530s), or from French bon, or from a Scandinavian source. The Playboy Club hostess sense is from 1960. The Bunny Hug (1912), along with the foxtrot and the Wilson glide, were among the popular/scandalous dances of the ragtime era.