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adjective, bunch·i·er, bunch·i·est.
  1. having bunches.
  2. bulging or protuberant.
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Origin of bunchy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at bunch, -y1
Related formsbunch·i·ly, adverbbunch·i·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for bunchy

Historical Examples

  • The joining must be strongly and neatly done and should not be bunchy.

    Home Life in Colonial Days

    Alice Morse Earle

  • He saw that the June Bug was about ten feet high, with a bunchy, buglike body.

    The Blind Spot

    Austin Hall

  • The more the Agathist ladies looked at her, the more absurd and bunchy did they feel.

  • I hated to see him sittin' dull and bunchy like he was when you brought him in.

    Mrs. Tree

    Laura E. Richards

  • The air resounded with shrill defiant squeaks as the two bunchy velvet balls rolled over one another out of sight.

British Dictionary definitions for bunchy


adjective bunchier or bunchiest
  1. composed of or resembling bunches
  2. bulging
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Derived Formsbunchiness, noun
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