bun
   1. a prostitute
   The still current mariner's fetish about mentioning the word rabbit before a voyage to ward off ill luck dates from the time when fraudulent chandlers supplied cheap rabbit meat, which doesn't keep when salted, for pork, which does. The superstitious had, before a trip, to touch the tail of a hare or, if none were to hand, the pubic hair of a woman, including one who might for a fee allow hers to be touched. Thus the bun, a shortened form of bunny (the diminutive for the rabbit), came to mean the hair and the prostitute.
   See also buttered bun.
   2. a lump of faeces
   From the shape in the highway:
    ... the crunchy snow which is spread here and there with cinders from people's furnaces and dotted here and there with frozen horse buns. (Atwood, 1988)

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  • bun — [bʌn] n [Sense: 1 3, 5; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Perhaps from Old French bugne swelling (caused by a blow), type of fritter ] [Sense: 4; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Perhaps from Scottish Gaelic bun; BUNNY] 1.) BrE a small round sweet cake …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Bun — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Bun puede referirse a: Bun, una comuna francesa situada en el departamento Altos Pirineos; Alexandru cel Bun, príncipe de Moldavia entre 1400 y 1432; Bun, una marca de papas fritas; Biunnilio, un elemento químico aún …   Wikipedia Español

  • bun — bun1 [bun] n. [ME bunne, wheat cake, bun, prob. < OFr buigne, a boil, swelling (> Fr beigne, fruit fritter) < Gaul * bunia] 1. a small roll made of bread dough, sometimes sweetened or spiced or containing raisins, etc. 2. hair worn in a… …   English World dictionary

  • Bun — Bun, Bunn Bunn, n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.] 1.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bun — [ bɶn ] n. m. • 1827; o. i. ♦ Anglic. Petit pain au lait rond. Des buns et des muffins. ● bun nom masculin (anglais bun) Petit pain rond en pâte levée. bun [bœn] n. m. ÉTYM. 1827, in Rey Debove et Gagnon; mot angl. d orig. incertain …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • bun — [ bʌn ] noun count * 1. ) a small round piece of bread: a burger in a bun 2. ) a hairstyle in which a woman s hair is tied in a tight round ball at the back of or on top of her head 3. ) buns plural AMERICAN INFORMAL someone s BUTTOCKS 4. )… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • bun — ► NOUN 1) a small cake or bread roll. 2) a hairstyle in which the hair is drawn into a tight coil at the back of the head. 3) (buns) N. Amer. informal a person s buttocks. ● have a bun in the oven Cf. ↑have a bun in the oven …   English terms dictionary

  • BUN — n. [acronym] (Med.) same as {blood urea nitrogen}; the concentration of nitrogen in blood present in the form of urea; used as a measure of kidney function. Note: Blood usually contains 10 to 15 mg of nitrogen per 100 ml in the form of urea.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • BUN — iniciales de Blood Urea Nitrogen. Nitrógeno ureico en sangre Diccionario ilustrado de Términos Médicos.. Alvaro Galiano. 2010. BUN Abreviatura de nitrógeno ureico sanguíneo. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ed …   Diccionario médico

  • bun — late 14c., origin obscure, perhaps from O.Fr. buignete a fritter, originally boil, swelling, dim. of buigne swelling from a blow, bump on the head, from a Gmc. source (Cf. M.H.G. bunge clod, lump ), or from Gaul. *bunia (Cf. Gael. bonnach). Of… …   Etymology dictionary

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