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bonny (ˈbɒnɪ Pronunciation for bonny

Definitions

adjective

-nier, -niest
  1. (Scottish & Northern England, dialect) beautiful or handsome   ⇒ a bonny lass
  2. merry or lively   ⇒ a bonny family
  3. good or fine   ⇒ a bonny house
  4. (esp of babies) plump
  5. (Scottish & Northern England, dialect) considerable; to be reckoned with   ⇒ cost a bonny penny

adverb

  1. (informal) agreeably or well   ⇒ to speak bonny

Derived Forms

ˈbonnily adverb

Word Origin

C15: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Old French bon good, from Latin bonus

Bonny (ˈbɒnɪ Pronunciation for Bonny

Definitions

noun

  1. See Bight of Bonny

Example Sentences Including 'bonny'

Mebbe he can find time to do a bit of police work if some bugger doesn't want him to judge a bonny baby competition.
Anthony Masters CASCADES - THE DAY OF THE DEAD (2001)
She was a bonny , bespectacled woman, Welsh, benign and a non-stop talker.
Hilton, John Buxton The Innocents at Home (A Superintendent Kenworthy novel)
Then they heard it: in the distance, a soaring song floating above the clamour: `Oh bonny Anne, I'm your man.
Fidelis Morgan THE RIVAL QUEENS: A Countess Ashby de la Zouche Mystery (2002)

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