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bonny, bonnie, comely, fair, sightlyadjective
very pleasing to the eye
"my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
It is a word now almost confined to the Scottish dialect.
Etymology: from bon, bonne, Fr.
Match to match I have encounter’d him,
And made a prey for carrion kites and crows,
Ev’n of the bonny beast he lov’d so well. William Shakespeare, Henry VI.
Thus wail’d the louts in melancholy strain,
Till bonny Susan sped across the plain. John Gay, Pastorals.
Then sigh not so, but let them go,
And be you blithe and bonny. William Shakespeare, Much ado about N.
handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful
gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe
a round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
bon′i, adj. beautiful: handsome: gay: plump: pleasant-looking: as a general term expressing appreciation = considerable, &c., often ironically: cheerful: (Shak.) stout, strong.—adv. Bonn′ily, beautifully: gaily.—n. Bonn′iness, handsomeness: gaiety. [Fr. bon, bonne—L. bonus.]
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Bonny is ranked #36838 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Bonny surname appeared 606 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Bonny.
50.8% or 308 total occurrences were White.
41.9% or 254 total occurrences were Black.
3.1% or 19 total occurrences were of two or more races.
2.9% or 18 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
The numerical value of bonny in Chaldean Numerology is: 2
The numerical value of bonny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
Examples of bonny in a Sentence
The market needs to stop worrying about this balance and concentrate on the now, we rallied on the back of supply outages, wildfires and seemingly increased demand. Well, Shell have lifted force majeure at (Nigeria's) Bonny ... the wildfires are out and Canada is close to full production, and (U.S.) gasoline demand is at 15-month lows.
A good heart will help you to a bonny face, my lad and a bad one will turn the bonniest into something worse than ugly.
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