Origin of bunion
Examples from the Web for bunion
Historical Examples of bunion
In the general relaxation Dolly Beatty slipped off her tightest shoe, one bunion and four corns clamoring loudly for room.Green Valley
And, stepping forward in the boat, he kicked Michael on a bunion.The Plow-Woman
Owing, I fancy, to a bunion, she was so leisurely a walker that it was I who must set my pace to hers.Memoirs of a Midget
Walter de la Mare
A bursa may form beneath a corn, and if inflamed constitutes one form of bunion.Manual of Surgery
Alexis Thomson and Alexander Miles
When a bunion is forming it may be stopped by poulticing and carefully opening it with a lancet.
Word Origin for bunion
1718, apparently from East Anglian dialectic bunny "lump, swelling" (16c.), which is probably from Middle French buigne "bump on the head, swelling from a blow" (see bun).