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bun 1

 (bŭn)
n.
1.
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.
2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.

[Middle English bunne, probably from Old French bugne, boil, of Celtic origin.]

bun 2

 (bŭn)
n. Slang
A drunken spree.

[Origin unknown.]

bun

(bʌn)
n
1. (Cookery) a small roll, similar to bread but usually containing sweetening, currants, spices, etc
2. any of various types of small round sweet cakes
3. (Hairdressing & Grooming) a hairstyle in which long hair is gathered into a bun shape at the back of the head
4. have a bun in the oven slang to be pregnant
[C14: of unknown origin]

bun1

(bʌn)

n.
1. any of various usu. round bread rolls.
2. hair gathered into a round coil or knot, as at the nape of the neck.
3. buns, Slang. buttocks.
[1325–75; Middle English bunne, of obscure orig.]

bun2

(bʌn)

n. Idiom.
have a bun on, Slang. to be intoxicated.
[1895–1900, Amer.; of uncertain orig.]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bun - small rounded bread either plain or sweetbun - small rounded bread either plain or sweet
bread, breadstuff, staff of life - food made from dough of flour or meal and usually raised with yeast or baking powder and then baked
tea bread - sweetened buns to be eaten with tea
frankfurter bun, hotdog bun - a long bun shaped to hold a frankfurter
hamburger bun, hamburger roll - a round bun shaped to hold a hamburger patty
brioche - a light roll rich with eggs and butter and somewhat sweet
crescent roll, croissant - very rich flaky crescent-shaped roll
hard roll, Vienna roll - yeast-raised roll with a hard crust
soft roll - yeast-raised roll with a soft crust
kaiser roll - rounded raised poppy-seed roll made of a square piece of dough by folding the corners in to the center
Parker House roll - yeast-raised dinner roll made by folding a disk of dough before baking
clover-leaf roll - yeast-raised dinner roll made by baking three small balls of dough in each cup of a muffin pan
onion roll - yeast-raised roll flavored with onion
coffee roll, sweet roll - any of numerous yeast-raised sweet rolls with our without raisins or nuts or spices or a glaze
bagel, beigel - (Yiddish) glazed yeast-raised doughnut-shaped roll with hard crust

bun

noun
Slang. The part of one's back on which one rests in sitting.Used in plural:
buttock (used in plural), derrière, posterior, rump, seat.
Informal: backside, behind, bottom, rear.
Slang: fanny, tush.
Chiefly British: bum.
Translations
buchtahouskasladká žemle
bollebasse
pullatakalistonutturapakarat
pecivo
kontymolnárkazsemle
snúîur, bolla
バン
작은 빵
smalkmaizīte
brioška
kolačekkruhek
bulle
ขนมปังนุ่ม
bánh bao

bun

[bʌn]
A. N
1. (Culin) → bollo m, magdalena f (Brit) (= cake) → pastel m
to have a bun in the ovenestar en estado
2. (= hairstyle) → moño m
to wear one's hair in a bunrecogerse el pelo en un moño
3. buns (esp US) (= buttocks) → trasero msing
B. CPD bun fight N merienda servida para mucha gente

bun

[ˈbʌn]
n
(= cake) → petit gâteau m
(= roll) → petit pain m
[hair] → chignon m
buns npl (= buttocks) → cul m

bun

n
(= bread)Brötchen nt; (= iced bun etc)süßes Stückchen or Teilchen; (N Engl: = small cake) → Biskuittörtchen nt; to have a bun in the oven (sl)einen Braten in der Röhre haben (sl)
(= hairstyle)Knoten m; she wears her hair in a bunsie trägt einen Knoten

bun

[bʌn] n (Culin) → panino dolce; (of hair) → chignon m inv, crocchia
to wear one's hair in a bun → portare lo chignon

bun

(ban) noun
a kind of sweet cake. a currant bun.

bun

كَعْكَة مَحَلـّاة قَليلاً houska bolle weiches Brötchen κουλουράκι bollo pulla petit gâteau pecivo ciambella バン 작은 빵 bolletje bolle drożdżówka pão doce pequeno сдобная булочка bulle ขนมปังนุ่ม çörek bánh bao 小圆面包
References in classic literature ?
Anything you say," replies the shortsighted parent, preparing herself to sing, "The Three Little Kittens" half a dozen times over, or to take her family to "Buy a penny bun," regardless of wind or limb.
Long did the hours seem while I waited the departure of the company, and listened for the sound of Bessie's step on the stairs: sometimes she would come up in the interval to seek her thimble or her scissors, or perhaps to bring me something by way of supper--a bun or a cheese-cake--then she would sit on the bed while I ate it, and when I had finished, she would tuck the clothes round me, and twice she kissed me, and said, "Good night, Miss Jane.
Bucket, "for I was going to visit a aunt of mine that lives at Chelsea--next door but two to the old original Bun House--ninety year old the old lady is, a single woman, and got a little property.
Tea and toasted bun, please," Philip answered briefly.
He as sitting on the fence at the end of his garden and surveying the great Bun Hill gas-works with an eye that neither praised nor blamed.
Harris began to think it rather strange himself, but he held on until, at last, they passed the half of a penny bun on the ground that Harris's cousin swore he had noticed there seven minutes ago.
I believe you have a reason for everything," she agreed, breaking the bun into parts and tossing them down the bears' throats, "but I can't believe it's a good one this time.
They looked at one another undecidedly, and then one portly bun man, who seemed a person of consequence, stepped forward and said:
Of all the ingenuous declarations I have ever heard, this one copped the proverbial bun.
I want, please," he said with precision, "one halfpenny bun and a small cup of black coffee.
An elephant will eat a bun, but not a mutton chop; a duck will go into the water, but a hen will not.
Having displayed their military prowess to the utmost in these warlike shows, they marched in glittering order to the Chelsea Bun House, and regaled in the adjacent taverns until dark.