- a female given name: from the Latin word meaning “good.”
- Chiefly Scot. pleasing to the eye; handsome; pretty.
- British Dialect.
- (of people) healthy, sweet, and lively.
- (of places) placid; tranquil.
- pleasing; agreeable; good.
- British Dialect. pleasingly; agreeably; very well.
- Scot. and North England Archaic. a pretty girl or young woman.
Origin of bonny
Examples from the Web for bonnie
Contemporary Examples of bonnie
They unleashed a hail of bullets to rival the final scene in ‘Bonnie and Clyde.’The Cleveland Cops Who Fired 137 Shots and Cried Victim
December 2, 2014
But this time Bonnie and I are going to get a MILLION of you to do this one with us.From Havana to Hero: Diana Nyad’s 35-Year Quest
September 2, 2014
“Here he had a choice, and he made the wrong choice,” New York State Supreme Court Justice Bonnie G. Wittner stated.A Pastor’s Holy Mistake: Selling an Art Forgery
May 20, 2014
“The mainstream audience saw Chinese food as scary,” says Bonnie Tsui, author of American Chinatown.‘The Search for General Tso’: The Origins of America’s Favorite Chinese Dish, General Tso’s Chicken
April 19, 2014
John and Bonnie Raines were married and raising a family in the early 1970s.The FBI File Heist That Changed History
Bonnie Bertram, Drew Magratten
January 7, 2014
Historical Examples of bonnie
Still the mill owner sat before the fire, Bonnie on his knee.
Still clasping Bonnie tightly to him, her father got into the automobile.
Man, but your face is pale and your bonnie eyes are that sunken.The Christian
Bonnie gear for a king that should be thinking of spears and jacks, lances and honours.Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
As for 'Bonnie Dundee,' there are hardly two opinions about that.Sir Walter Scott
- Scot and Northern English dialect beautiful or handsomea bonny lass
- merry or livelya bonny family
- good or finea bonny house
- (esp of babies) plump
- Scot and Northern English dialect considerable; to be reckoned withcost a bonny penny
- informal agreeably or wellto speak bonny
Word Origin for bonny
- Bight of Bonny a wide bay at the E end of the Gulf of Guinea off the coasts of Nigeria and CameroonFormer name (until 1975): Bight of Biafra
1540s, of unknown origin, apparently from Old French bon, bone "good" (see bon).