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Definition of "bonny" []

  • Scots Physically attractive or appealing; pretty. (adjective)
  • Scots Excellent. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bonny" in a sentence
  • "If she's clever compared with the rest of them then I pity our cousins in bonny Scotland."
  • "See here is our ain bonny Charlie for a guard, and what better could an auld Jacobite wish for? said Kenneth, looking fondly on his wife; while their son marched past them in his Highland dress and wooden claymore by his side."
  • "He wad mak a bonny corpse; I wad like to hae the streiking and winding"