Origin of bun1
Definition for bun (2 of 3)
Origin of bun2
Definition for bun (3 of 3)
Examples from the Web for bun
No mayonnaise, only butter, which had been absorbed, sponge-style, into the bun.My Big, Buttery Lobster Roll Rumble: We Came, We Clawed, We Conquered|Scott Bixby|June 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She was smiling, hair pulled back neatly in a bun, and 32 at the time of her death.The Names You Don’t Hear: Nearly 200 Women Have Died in Iraq and Afghanistan|Kate Hoit|May 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The $6 item comes with a bun and burger along with cheese, ketchup, pickles, and requires about 10 minutes of cooking time.
“We were very careful about how we got the bun in there,” said Newlands.The Appeal of Cinnabon Vodka and the Rise of Flavored Vodkas|Daniel Gross|November 22, 2013|DAILY BEAST
As Mrs. Bun quickly realizes, trying to order anything without spam will only get you into trouble.
Favart is said to have claimed that he had invented the bun.Queens of the French Stage|H. Noel Williams
An elephant will eat a bun, but not a mutton chop; a duck will go into the water, but a hen will not.The Analysis of Mind|Bertrand Russell
She would begin with a bun, and go on through two sorts of jam to Madeira cake, and end with raspberries and cream.Life and Death of Harriett Frean|May Sinclair
I can buy a hat as easily as I can a bun; but what's under the hat, what the hat covers, I can't buy that!Crime and Punishment|Fyodor Dostoevsky
One of the features of Michaelmas in Scotland was the concoction and cooking of a giant cake, bun, or bannock.Archaic England|Harold Bayley
British Dictionary definitions for bun
Word Origin for bun
Word Origin and History for bun
late 14c., origin obscure, perhaps from Old French buignete "a fritter," originally "boil, swelling," diminutive of buigne "swelling from a blow, bump on the head," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (cf. Gaelic bonnach). Spanish buñelo "a fritter" apparently is from the same source. Of hair coiled at the back of the head, first attested 1894. To have a bun in the oven "be pregnant" is from 1951.
The first record of buns in the sense of "male buttocks" is from 1960s, perhaps from a perceived similarity; but bun also meant "tail of a hare" (1530s) in Scottish and northern England dialect and was transferred to human beings (and conveniently rhymed with nun in ribald ballads). This may be an entirely different word; OED points to Gaelic bun "stump, root."