A pile of assorted buns.
- a small roll made of bread dough, sometimes sweetened or spiced or containing raisins, etc.
- hair worn in a roll or knot
Origin of bunMiddle 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 of bunprobably contr. ; from informal (Scot) bung, drunk (short for bung-full, filled to the bung)
get a bun on
- a. An unsweetened round or oblong roll, used especially to hold a hamburger patty or a hot dog.b. A small sweetened roll, often spiced or containing dried fruit.
- A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
Origin of bunMiddle English bunne, probably from Old French bugne, boil, of Celtic origin.
Origin of bunOrigin unknown.
(third-person singular simple present buns, present participle bunning, simple past and past participle bunned)
- (UK, slang) To smoke cannabis.
From Middle English bunne (“wheat cake, bun”), from Anglo-Norman bugne (“bump on the head; fritter”), from Old French bugne (hence French beignet), from Old Frankish *bungjo (“little clump”), diminutive of *bungo (“lump, clump”), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (“clump, lump, heap, crowd”), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (“thick, dense, fat”). Cognate with Dutch bonk (“clump, clot, cluster of fruits”). More at bunch.