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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. any of various usu. round bread rolls.

    Category: Cooking

  2. hair gathered into a round coil or knot, as at the nape of the neck.

    Category: Clothing

  3. buns,Slang. buttocks.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

Origin of bun:

1325–75; ME bunne, of obscure orig.


  1. have a bun on, be intoxicated.

    Category: Status (usage)

* Idiom..

Origin of bun:

1895–1900, Amer.; of uncert. orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bun, roll(noun)

    small rounded bread either plain or sweet

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. bun(noun)ʌn

    a small round piece of bread

    ***a hamburger/hot dog bun

  2. bunʌn

    hair fastened in a round shape on the back of the head

    ***She pinned her hair back in a bun.


  1. bun(Noun)

    A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.

  2. bun(Noun)

    A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.

  3. bun(Noun)

    A drunken spree.

  4. bun(Noun)

    A newbie.

  5. bun(Noun)

    A squirrel or rabbit.

  6. bun(Verb)

    To smoke cannabis.

  7. Origin: From bunne, from bugne, from Old , diminutive of , from bungô, from bʰenǵʰ-. Cognate with Dutch bonk. More at bunch.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bun(noun)

    alt. of Bunn


  1. Bun

    A bun is a type of hairstyle, typically worn by women, where the hair is pulled back from the face, twisted or plaited, and wrapped in a circular coil around itself, typically on the back of the head or neck. They can either be secured with a hairpiece, a hairnet and bobby pins. They may be tightly gathered or slightly messier and more informal. Buns, like ponytails, may cause headaches if worn too tight or up too high on the head. In India, it's common for female college professors to wear their hair in a bun, in order to identify with their profession. Men are not often seen wearing them, but they can do so. This may be because they are using it in a practical way such as in sport or using it in a formal way. A bun worn high on the head is known as a "ballet bun." This hairstyle is used by nearly all female ballet dancers and some male ballet dancers, with a few notable exceptions. Ballet dancers often use hairnets and bobby pins to make the bun as tight and neat as possible. This is especially important while turning, as loose buns may fall out and the bun has to look presentable.

Anagrams of BUN

  1. nub

Translations for BUN

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a kind of sweet cake

a currant bun.

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