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bun

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[ buhn ]
/ bʌn /
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noun
any of a wide variety of variously shaped bread rolls, usually leavened and slightly sweetened or plain, sometimes containing spices, dried currants, etc.
hair gathered into a round coil or knot at the nape of the neck or on top of the head in certain coiffures.
buns, Slang. the buttocks.
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Origin of bun

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1325–75; Middle English bunne, possibly of Romance origin; see also buñuelo

Other definitions for bun (2 of 3)

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[ buhn ]
/ bʌn /

Idioms
have a bun on, Slang. to be intoxicated: Everyone at the party seemed to have a bun on.

Origin of bun

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First recorded in 1900–05; of uncertain origin

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BUN

abbreviation
blood urea nitrogen: the concentration of nitrogen in the blood in the form of urea, indicating kidney function.
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British Dictionary definitions for bun

bun
/ (bʌn) /

noun
a small roll, similar to bread but usually containing sweetening, currants, spices, etc
any of various types of small round sweet cakes
a hairstyle in which long hair is gathered into a bun shape at the back of the head
have a bun in the oven slang to be pregnant

Word Origin for bun

C14: of unknown origin
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