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bony

[ boh-nee ]
/ ˈboʊ ni /
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adjective, bon·i·er, bon·i·est.
of or like bone.
full of bones.
having prominent bones; big-boned.
skinny; emaciated.
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Origin of bony

First recorded in 1350–1400, bony is from the Middle English word boni.See bone, -y1

OTHER WORDS FROM bony

bon·i·ness, noun
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How to use bony in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for bony

bony
/ (ˈbəʊnɪ) /

adjective bonier or boniest
resembling or consisting of bone or bones
having many bones
having prominent bonesbony cheeks
thin or emaciateda bony old woman

Derived forms of bony

boniness, noun
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