Bun definition

bŭn
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A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
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An unsweetened round or oblong roll, used especially to hold a hamburger patty or a hot dog.
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A small sweetened roll, often spiced or containing dried fruit.
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A drunken spree.
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A small roll made of bread dough, sometimes sweetened or spiced or containing raisins, etc.
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Hair worn in a roll or knot.
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(slang) A drunken spree.
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get a bun on
  • to become drunk
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
bun
Plural:
buns

Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

get a bun on

Origin of bun

  • Middle English bunne probably from Old French bugne boil of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Origin unknown

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition