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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 ?
A wild, wicked slip she was - but she had the bonniest eye, the sweetest smile, and lightest foot in the parish: and, after all, I believe she meant no harm; for when once she made you cry in good earnest, it seldom happened that she would not keep you company, and oblige you to be quiet that you might comfort her.
No hot bread and fried stuff for them, and they are the biggest and bonniest lads of the lot.
Have I not the bonniest lass in all Nottinghamshire?
It laid an egg after it was dead--the bonniest, brightest little blue egg that ever was seen.
With his light blond hair and stunning blue eyes the adorable two-year-old is officially our bonniest bairn after scooping the highest number of votes.
Three Stirling area families are celebrating this week after their tots were crowned Stirling's bonniest.
She added: "What a proud dad Peter was when Vikki won the Examiner Bonniest Baby of the Year competition!
Wishaw Press readers declared terrific toddler Fiona McGeary and beautiful baby Dylan Richardson as winners in the paper's bonniest babies competition.
Prince of Arran is just the bonniest horse here and absolutely loves his morning exercise time with his new best friend , Hit The Bid [Darren Bunyan].
For her latest collection The Bonniest Companie, she set herself the task of writing a poem a week over 2014, the referendum year.