bunny etymology

English word bunny comes from English -y, English bun

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Detailed word origin of bunny

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
-y English (eng) Forming abstract nouns denoting a state, condition, or quality.. Used in the name of some locations which end in -ia in Latin. Forming diminutive nouns. Also used for familiar and pet names as a term of endearment. Added to nouns and adjectives to form adjectives meaning “having the quality of”.. Added to verbs to form adjectives meaning "inclined to".
bun English (eng) (Caribbean, and, MLE, slang) To smoke cannabis.. (MLE, slang) To shoot. (Internet, slang) A newbie.. (Ireland) A cupcake.. (informal, typically used in the plural) A buttock.. (slang, British) A drunken spree.. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head. (dialect, archaic) A rabbit or sometimes a squirrel. (Korean, _, units of measure) A [...]
bunny English (eng) (rare, jocular) Resembling a bun (small bread roll). [since the 1960s, but always rare].

Words with the same origin as bunny

Descendants of -y
andy apply bags creepy dummy funny handy healthy heavy kitty mommy pretty pussy risky rocky rusty scary sexy shitty skinny sonny tiny tony woody