[ buhn-chee ]

adjective,bunch·i·er, bunch·i·est.
  1. having bunches.

  2. bulging or protuberant.

Origin of bunchy

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at bunch, -y1

Other words from bunchy

  • bunch·i·ly, adverb
  • bunch·i·ness, noun

Words Nearby bunchy

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How to use bunchy in a sentence

  • There was one little bunchy girl named Mary Flannigan who turned out in the end one of the best friends I ever had in my life.

  • The shop was white, with pearl-grey shutters; and on the ledges were bunchy plants gay with pink, starry flowers.

    The Choice of Life | Georgette Leblanc
  • You have seen dancers with knotted calves, bunchy knees, huge thighs, all the result of the old technique.

  • But he had that sinewy length of muscles that counts for more than mere bunchy thickness.

    Frontier Boys on the Coast | Capt. Wyn Roosevelt
  • In the still, warm evenings, big bunchy bullfrogs bellowed, Drunk!

British Dictionary definitions for bunchy


/ (ˈbʌntʃɪ) /

adjectivebunchier or bunchiest
  1. composed of or resembling bunches

  2. bulging

Derived forms of bunchy

  • bunchiness, noun

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