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[ buhnch ]


  1. a connected group; cluster:

    a bunch of grapes.

    Synonyms: batch, lot

  2. a group of things:

    a bunch of papers.

    Synonyms: batch, lot

  3. Informal. a group of people:

    They're a fine bunch of students.

  4. a knob; lump; protuberance.

verb (used with object)

  1. to group together; make a bunch of.

verb (used without object)

  1. to gather into a cluster; gather together.
  2. (of fabric or clothing) to gather into folds (often followed by up ).


/ bʌntʃ /


  1. a number of things growing, fastened, or grouped together

    a bunch of keys

    a bunch of grapes

  2. a collection; group

    a bunch of queries

  3. informal.
    a group or company

    a bunch of boys

  4. archaic.
    a protuberance


  1. sometimes foll by up to group or be grouped into a bunch

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Other Words From

  • un·bunched adjective

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bunch1

1275–1325; Middle English bunche; of uncertain origin

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Word History and Origins

Origin of bunch1

C14: of obscure origin

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Synonym Study

See bundle.

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Example Sentences

Taught a whole bunch of climbing courses out of Joshua Tree.

Below are some top picks for people who are breaking out the colorful pens for a bunch of uses.

Being a prideful bunch, everyone wears a jersey that matches the color mentioned in the name of their city.

There were a bunch of people in the church, and they were singing.

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The Imperial College model you heard about a bunch back in the spring is a good example of a mechanistic model.

I've seen video of that satirical guide to SXSW in 1998 where you asked a bunch of bands odd questions.

The zoologist at University of Tubingen in Germany gave a bunch of spiders some LSD.

After a bunch of tough talk, this round of the hacker-on-hacker fight nevered materialized.

As a producer on The Gambler, he read a bunch of women for the female lead, and settled on Larson.

Because they were short on money, the family moved around a bunch—with Malone living in 27 different places by the time she was 9.

This Captain Kirton was really the best of the Kirton bunch: a quiet, unassuming young man, somewhat delicate in health.

That bunch of cottonwoods with the new-made grave close by the dead horses seemed to rise up between us, and I became speechless.

I'd admire to see him cavorting around on the pinnacles after horse-thieves or whisky-runners or a bunch of bad Indians.

So, when Sunday night come, and he preached in the school-house, he had quite a bunch of punchers corralled there to hear him.

The red flashes were breaking out like a bunch of firecrackers, and with pretty much the same sound.


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More About Bunch

What is a basic definition of bunch?

A bunch is a group of things. Bunch can also specifically mean a group that is connected together. Used informally, a bunch is a group of people. As a verb, bunch means to gather into a group.

A bunch is a collection or group of items gathered into one place. If you have a bunch of papers on your desk, for example, you have many papers on your desk.

  • Used in a sentence: Angela was happy to see that there were a bunch of presents under the Christmas tree. 

The word bunch also refers to things that are connected together. In this sense, the items that make up the bunch are tied together or have something that connects them to each other.

  • Real-life examples: You might eat from a bunch of grapes and be left with just the stem. A maintenance person usually carries a bunch of keys on a ring.
  • Used in a sentence: I bought a small bunch of bananas. 

Informally, a bunch is a group of people.

  • Used in a sentence: A bunch of kids ran past us to watch the clown perform magic tricks. 

Bunch can be used to mean to gather into a group or cluster.

  • Used in a sentence: I bunched all of the wrapping paper into a ball and threw it in the trash. 

Where does bunch come from?

The first records of bunch come from around 1275. It comes from the Middle English bunche and is of an unknown origin.

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What are some other forms related to bunch?

  • bunchy (adjective)
  • unbunched (adjective)

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How is bunch used in real life?

Bunch is a common word that means a group of stuff or a group of people.

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Is bunch used correctly in the following sentence?

When she hit the piñata, a bunch of candy came spilling out and covered the floor.