Adjective "bun" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


A small cake, typically containing dried fruit.
  1. 'At its simplest, coffee is accompanied by a sweet bread called pulla; more elaborate coffees may include a salty dish as well as a pulla ring or buns, cookies, and cakes.'
  2. 'There will be a wide selection of produce on sale from fresh home baking - from breads, tarts, quiches, cakes, pies, buns - all to make the mouth water.'
  3. 'Sally Lunn's buns are perhaps not as well known as Bakewell tart, Richmond maids of honour and Eccles cakes but that is because they never appear outside their home town.'
  4. 'So indeed the Berliner, a bun or a jam doughnut, also had to be changed in name.'
  5. 'His wife performed the same function but with more buns and cakes.'
  6. 'Check the label on the biscuits and you'll see that some scones or buns or wholemeal biscuits are the better alternative.'
  7. 'Even for those who did not grow up with it, there is something therapeutic about the activity involved - the alluring aromas wafting from the oven, and the comforting taste of freshly baked cakes or buns.'
  8. 'Tea, hot-cross buns and Easter eggs, completed the afternoon.'
  9. 'Where there might once have been fresh buns, or cakes, or pastries, now there's just a tray of mass-produced muffins wrapped in plastic with an sell-by date several months into the future.'
  10. 'These were public teapot teas, where we pretended that we were just like everyone else, with cakes or buns.'
  11. 'Try a biscuit crust, tortillas, flatbread such as pita, bun halves or a baguette cut in half lengthwise as bases for pizza toppings.'
  12. 'Have it on one of those excellent rye bread buns you do so well.'
  13. 'It's served on a ciabatta bun and everything about it was perfect.'
  14. 'There were 3 cute-looking little burgers in mini bread buns.'
  15. 'White bread, in the form of sliced and in the form of hamburger and hot dog buns make up over 50% of what's out there.'
  16. 'There is, of course, the option of sausage or schnitzel on a bun, and sauerkraut is available, but will cost you extra.'
  17. 'Also, anyone who asks for a hamburger without a bun should be left alone to eat in their Atkins friendly fraudulence.'
  18. 'It also has dual gas controls with a full range of temperatures, so you can sear burgers on one side of the grill and gently toast buns on the other, just by adjusting the flame.'
  19. 'Ring the changes with pitta bread or sesame buns, instead of the usual sliced bread.'
  20. 'There were sweet potatoes with cheese and sour cream, corn on the cob, hot dogs in buns along with ketchup and mustard, then a bowl full of coleslaw, and squares of red Jell-o set out on a plate.'
  21. 'Scottish baking is superb, apart from the obvious shortbread; pies, scones, buns, fruit cake.'
  22. 'Try an Easter recipe from our collection of bread recipes, including our Jamaican Easter bun recipe.'
A hairstyle in which the hair is drawn back into a tight coil at the back of the head.
  1. 'Her hair was pulled up into a bun that let tight ringlets dangle down, her dress was white and iridescent.'
  2. 'Her hair was pulled back into a tight bun, with a few soft bangs curled around, just framing her brow.'
  3. 'Her hair was pulled into a tight bun exposing her beautiful neck.'
  4. 'If local women venture onto the dusty streets at all, they sport ankle-length dresses, buttoned-up blouses and 1930s hairstyles with buns and pompadours.'
  5. 'My grandmother Nellie wore long skirts and aprons, and her hair in a tight bun at the back of her neck.'
  6. 'Long hair was always swept back into a ponytail or bun, and short hair is just combed into place.'
  7. 'She looked very muscular and in her mid-forties with rich, dark brown curly hair put back in a tight bun.'
  8. 'I quickly pulled my hair into a tight bun, not wanting to bother with a swim cap.'
  9. 'After dressing, Abby dampened her hair, pulling it up in a tight bun and tying a black and white ribbon around it.'
  10. 'Maids always wore their hair in tight buns, but the hair of this maid was falling down around her neck.'
A person's buttocks.
  1. 'It takes a very secure individual to call their buttocks, buns.'

More definitions


1. any of a wide variety of variously shaped bread rolls, usually leavened and slightly sweetened or plain, sometimes containing spices, dried currants, etc.

2. hair gathered into a round coil or knot at the nape of the neck or on top of the head in certain coiffures.

3. buns, Slang. the buttocks.


(bun)Late Middle English: of unknown origin.


have a bun in the oven