A bunch of trouble; a whole bunch of food.
Bunched my fingers into a fist.
My brother and his bunch are basketball fanatics.
An example of bunch is to gather a group of flowers and tie them together with a ribbon.
An example of a bunch is a group of flowers tied together.
Runners bunching up at the starting line.
A bunch of grapes.
A bunch of keys.
Two to four filler leaves are laid end to end and rolled into the two halves of the binder leaves, making up what is called the bunch.
Origin of bunch
- Middle English bonche probably from Flemish bondje diminutive of bont bundle from Middle Dutch bundle
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English bunche (“hump, swelling”), variant of *bunge (compare dialectal English bung (“heap, grape bunch”)), from Proto-Germanic *bunkōn, *bunkan, *bungōn (“heap, crowd”) (compare West Frisian bonke (“bone, lump, bump”), German Bunge (“tuber”), Danish bunke (“heap, pile”)), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ-, *bʰéng̑ʰus (“thick, dense, fat”) (compare Hittite panku (“total, entire”), Tocharian B pkante (“volume, fatness”), Lithuanian búožė (“knob”), Ancient Greek παχύς (pachýs, “thick”), Sanskrit बहु (bahú, “thick; much”)).