bunting

1
[ buhn-ting ]
/ ˈbʌn tɪŋ /

noun

a coarse, open fabric of worsted or cotton for flags, signals, etc.
patriotic and festive decorations made from such cloth, or from paper, usually in the form of draperies, wide streamers, etc., in the colors of the national flag.
flags, especially a vessel's flags, collectively.

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Origin of bunting

1
1735–45; perhaps originally “sifting cloth,” hence bunt to sift (Middle English bonten) + -ing1

Definition for bunting (2 of 3)

bunting2
[ buhn-ting ]
/ ˈbʌn tɪŋ /

noun

any of several small, chiefly seed-eating birds of the genera Emberiza, Passerina, and Plectrophenax.

Origin of bunting

2
1250–1300; Middle English < ?

Definition for bunting (3 of 3)

bunting3
[ buhn-ting ]
/ ˈbʌn tɪŋ /

noun

a hooded sleeping garment for infants.
Also called sleeper.

Origin of bunting

3
First recorded in 1920–25; special use of bunting1
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British Dictionary definitions for bunting (1 of 3)

bunting1
/ (ˈbʌntɪŋ) /

noun

a coarse, loosely woven cotton fabric used for flags, etc
decorative flags, pennants, and streamers
flags collectively, esp those of a boat

Word Origin for bunting

C18: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for bunting (2 of 3)

bunting2
/ (ˈbʌntɪŋ) /

noun

any of numerous seed-eating songbirds of the families Fringillidae (finches, etc) or Emberizidae, esp those of the genera Emberiza of the Old World and Passerina of North America. They all have short stout bills

Word Origin for bunting

C13: of unknown origin

British Dictionary definitions for bunting (3 of 3)

Bunting
/ (ˈbʌntɪŋ) /

noun

Basil . 1900–85, British poet, author of Briggflatts (1966)
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