- 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 bunny
And likewise the Easter bunny, a bizarre pagan myth if ever one there was.Meet Krampus, the Seriously Bad Santa
December 5, 2014
One Love notwithstanding, on the night of the gig, Bunny demanded his £10,000 fee in cash before he would take to the stage.Inside London’s Wild Brixton Academy: How Gangsters and Kurt Cobain Made It London’s Top Music Venue
September 29, 2014
A pioneering photographer in the 1950s, Bunny Yeager discovered the iconic Bettie Page and helped establish pin-ups.The Queen of the Playboy Centerfolds
May 31, 2014
Eventually I gave way to Bunny's insistence and lost my virginity, appropriately enough, in H.G. Wells's spare bedroom.
No one feels it necessary to tell Angelica that Bunny was once her father's lover.
It isn't a Bunny Hug or Tango, or anything distracting for lookers-on.It Happened in Egypt
C. N. Williamson
Presently the luncheon-hour was over and Bunny had been carried off for his afternoon's outing.
For the moment she had forgotten Nelly's offences, and only remembered that she had been Bunny's friend.
He had sent home a beautiful mug of beaten silver for Bunny.
She was not going to see Bunny and his mother again, not for a long time at least.
- 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 bunny
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.