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Meaning of bun by Wiktionary Dictionary




    • IPA: /bʌn/
    • Rhymes: -ʌn


    bun ( plural: buns )

    1. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced .
    2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head .
    3. ( slang, UK ) A drunken spree .
    4. ( Internet, slang ) A newbie .


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Explanation of bun by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. small rounded bread either plain or sweet

    Definition of bun by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Bun, Bunn n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.]
      1. any of a variety of slightly sweetened or plain raised cakes or bisquits, often having a glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust; as, “a hot cross bun”.

      2. a type of coiffure in which the hair is gathered into a coil or knot at the top of the head.

      3. pl. the buttocks. [slang]

    2. BUN n. [acronym] ( Med. ) same as blood urea nitrogen; the concentration of nitrogen in blood present in the form of urea; -- used as a measure of kidney function. Blood usually contains 10 to 15 mg of nitrogen per 100 ml in the form of urea. Stedman.