A pile of assorted buns.
bun definition by Webster's New World
- a small roll made of bread dough, sometimes sweetened or spiced or containing raisins, etc.
- hair worn in a roll or knot
Origin: Middle English bunne, wheat cake, bun, probably ; from Old French buigne, a boil, swelling (from source French beigne, fruit fritter) ; from Gaulish an unverified form bunia
Origin: probably contr. ; from informal (Scot) bung, drunk (short for bung-full, filled to the bung)
bun definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced and sometimes containing dried fruit.
- A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
Origin: Middle English bunne, probably from Old French bugne, boil, of Celtic origin.
Origin: Origin unknown.
Origin: Dialectal, hind part of a rabbit or squirrel, from Scottish Gaelic, stump, bottom, from Old Irish.
bun - Medical Definition
bun - Phrases/Idioms
get a bun on