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bon·ny

also bon·nie  (bŏn′ē)
adj. bon·ni·er, bon·ni·est Scots
1. Physically attractive or appealing; pretty.
2. Excellent.

[Probably ultimately from French bon, good, from Latin bonus; see deu- in Indo-European roots.]

bon′ni·ly adv.
bon′ni·ness n.

bonny

(ˈbɒnɪ)
adj, -nier or -niest
1. dialect Scot and Northern English 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. dialect Scot and Northern English considerable; to be reckoned with: cost a bonny penny.
adv
informal agreeably or well: to speak bonny.
[C15: of uncertain origin; perhaps from Old French bon good, from Latin bonus]
ˈbonnily adv

Bonny

(ˈbɒnɪ)
n
(Placename) Bight of Bonny a wide bay at the E end of the Gulf of Guinea off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon. Former name (until 1975): Bight of Biafra

bon•ny

(ˈbɒn i)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est. Chiefly Brit.
1. attractive; handsome; pretty.
2. pleasing; agreeable.
[1425–75; late Middle English (Scots) bonie]
bon′ni•ly, adv.
bon′ni•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.bonny - very pleasing to the eye; "my bonny lass"; "there's a bonny bay beyond"; "a comely face"; "young fair maidens"
beautiful - delighting the senses or exciting intellectual or emotional admiration; "a beautiful child"; "beautiful country"; "a beautiful painting"; "a beautiful theory"; "a beautiful party"

bonny

adjective (Scot. & Northern English dialect) beautiful, pretty, fair, sweet, appealing, attractive, lovely, charming, handsome, good-looking, gorgeous, radiant, alluring, comely She was a bonny highland lassie.

bonny

adjective
2. Scots. Having pleasant desirable qualities:
Scots: braw.
Translations

bonny

[ˈbɒnɪ] ADJ (bonnier (compar) (bonniest (superl))) (esp Scot) (= pretty) [child] → hermoso, lindo (esp LAm); [dress] → bonito, lindo (esp LAm)

bonny

[ˈbɒni] adj (Scottish)joli(e)

bonny

[ˈbɒnɪ] adj (esp Scot) → bello/a, carino/a
References in classic literature ?
May I call it--let me see--Bonny would do--may I call it Bonny while I'm here?
The sturdy hind now attends the levee of his fellow-labourer the ox; the cunning artificer, the diligent mechanic, spring from their hard mattress; and now the bonny housemaid begins to repair the disordered drum-room, while the riotous authors of that disorder, in broken interrupted slumbers, tumble and toss, as if the hardness of down disquieted their repose.
Unless there's naebody speaks English in that town, I have a bonny tale for them.
Not so much as one farthing would I take from thee, for I love a fair Saxon face like thine right well-- more especially when it cometh from Locksley Town, and most especially when the man that owneth it is to marry a bonny lass on Thursday next.
Three pennyworths of meat I sell to a fat friar or priest for sixpence, for I want not their custom; stout aldermen I charge threepence, for it doth not matter to me whether they buy or not; to buxom dames I sell three pennyworths of meat for one penny for I like their custom well; but to the bonny lass that hath a liking for a good tight butcher I charge nought but one fair kiss, for I like her custom the best of all.
It's joost the bonny young leddy--Miss Blanche hersel'.
Once a week the German daily of the highest class lightens up its heavy columns--that is, it thinks it lightens them up--with a profound, an abysmal, book criticism; a criticism which carries you down, down, down into the scientific bowels of the subject--for the German critic is nothing if not scientific--and when you come up at last and scent the fresh air and see the bonny daylight once more, you resolve without a dissenting voice that a book criticism is a mistaken way to lighten up a German daily.
Earnshaw, the old master, came down-stairs, dressed for a journey; and, after he had told Joseph what was to be done during the day, he turned to Hindley, and Cathy, and me - for I sat eating my porridge with them - and he said, speaking to his son, 'Now, my bonny man, I'm going to Liverpool to-day, what shall I bring you?
Kennedy's countenance strikingly recalled that of Herbert Glendinning, as Sir Walter Scott has depicted it in "The Monastery"; his stature was above six feet; full of grace and easy movement, he yet seemed gifted with herculean strength; a face embrowned by the sun; eyes keen and black; a natural air of daring courage; in fine, something sound, solid, and reliable in his entire person, spoke, at first glance, in favor of the bonny Scot.
After turning her back on everything she knew growing up in South Carolina to find a sense of personal freedom, Anne Bonny sailed the Caribbean's pristine waters during the Golden Age of Piracy in the early eighteenth century.
Bonny Richards, from Pentwyn in Cardiff, was nominated by her friend for the help she gives to her customers.
Total's JV has the Amenam light/sweet grade, plus a variety of crude oils mostly of the Bonny Medium type.