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[Perhaps from dialectal bun, tail of a hare, perhaps from Scottish Gaelic, stump, bottom, from Old Irish.]
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(Anatomy) informal chiefly US the buttocks
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|Noun||1.||buns - the fleshy part of the human body that you sit on; "he deserves a good kick in the butt"; "are you going to sit on your fanny and do nothing?"|
behind, arse, ass, buttocks, hind end, hindquarters, keister, nates, posterior, prat, derriere, fanny, rear end, tooshie, tush, seat, fundament, backside, bottom, rump, stern, tail end, tail, rear, bum, butt, can
body part - any part of an organism such as an organ or extremity
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