Bun in Scrabble Dictionary

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Is bun a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word bun is a Scrabble US word. The word bun is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

B3U1N1

Is bun a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word bun is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

B3U1N1

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You can make 4 words from 'bun' in our Scrabble US and Canada dictionary.


3 letters words from 'bun'

BUN 5NUB 5

2 letters words from 'bun'

NU 2UN 2

All 3 letters words made out of bun

bun ubn bnu nbu unb nub

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word bun. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in bun.

Definitions and meaning of bun

bun

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bʌn/
  • Rhymes: -ʌn

Etymology 1

From Middle English bunne (wheat cake, bun), from Anglo-Norman bugne (bump on the head; fritter), from Old French bugne (hence French beignet), from Frankish *bungjo (little clump), diminutive of *bungu (lump, clump), from Proto-Germanic *bungô, *bunkô (clump, lump, heap, crowd), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰenǵʰ- (thick, dense, fat). Cognate with Dutch bonk (clump, clot, cluster of fruits). More at bunch.

Noun

bun (plural buns)

  1. A small bread roll, often sweetened or spiced.
  2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
    Synonym: French roll
  3. (Northern England, Ireland) A cupcake.
  4. (slang, Britain) A drunken spree.
  5. (Internet, slang) A newbie.
  6. (informal, chiefly in the plural) A buttock.
  7. (informal) vagina
    • 1996 Richard Sandomir Life for Real Dummies: A Reference for the Totally Clueless page 5
      How 'bout I put my hot dog in your bun?
    • 2015 Rachelle Ayala Whole Latte Love page 169
      Wait. I can touch your boobs, stick my wiener in your bun, but I can't kiss you?
    • 2019 Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds, Empire season 5 episode 13
      I'm just saying, you being a mama, it's time to clear the cobwebs. You know what I'm saying? Put a banana in the monkey. You know, hot dog in your bun.
Synonyms
  • cake
Derived terms
  • (hairstyle): Princess Leia bun
  • (hairstyle): man-bun
Translations

Etymology 2

Probably from Scots bun (tail of a rabbit or hare), which is probably from Scottish Gaelic bun (bottom, butt, stump, stub).

Noun

bun (plural buns)

  1. (dialect, archaic) A rabbit or sometimes a squirrel.

Etymology 3

Caribbean pronunciation of burn.

Verb

bun (third-person singular simple present buns, present participle bunning, simple past and past participle bunned)

  1. (Caribbean and MLE, slang) To smoke cannabis.
  2. (MLE, African-American Vernacular, slang) To shoot.
    • 2004, MC Forcer, guest on Lethal Bizzle, "Pow!"
      Don't care about your crew, bun them anyday
    • 2011, Jme, "Mike Lowery"
      Some man acting dumb, think's he's a gun-man, wanna bring me drama. How you gonna bun me?

Noun

bun (plural buns)

  1. (Caribbean and MLE, slang) marijuana cigarette, joint

Etymology 4

From the Revised Romanization of Korean (bun), from Chinese (fen). Doublet of fen.

Alternative forms

  • p'un, pun

Noun

bun (plural buns or bun)

  1. (Korean units of measure) A Korean unit of length equivalent to about 0.3 cm.

References

Anagrams

  • nub

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *bhunā, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰewdʰ- (to be wake, keep watch).

Noun

bun f

  1. hut (of mountain shepherds), chalet, fenced area (for cattle)
Related terms

Synonyms

  • kasolle
  • kolibe

Aromanian

Alternative forms

  • bunu

Etymology

From Latin bonus. Compare Daco-Romanian bun.

Adjective

bun m (feminine bunã)

  1. good

Derived terms

Related terms


Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin bonus.

Adjective

bun m (feminine buna)

  1. good

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish bun (the thick end of anything, base, butt, foot), from Proto-Celtic *bonus. Cognate with Welsh bôn.

Pronunciation

  • (Munster, Connacht) IPA(key): /bˠʊnˠ/
  • (Ulster) IPA(key): /bˠʌnˠ/

Noun

bun m (genitive singular buin, nominative plural bunanna)

  1. base, bottom
  2. stock, stump, trunk
  3. lower end
  4. extremity
  5. basis, origin, foundation
  6. basic provision
  7. settled state
  8. source, direction
  9. trace
  10. (card games) score required to win game

Declension

Synonyms

  • stoc

Derived terms

Mutation

Further reading

  • Entries containing “bun” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “bun” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

References

  • "bun" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 bun”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Japanese

Romanization

bun

  1. Rōmaji transcription of ぶん

Ligurian

Etymology

From Latin bonus.

Adjective

bun

  1. good

Old French

Adjective

bun m (oblique and nominative feminine singular bune)

  1. (Anglo-Norman) Alternative form of bon

Declension


Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *bonus. Cognate with Welsh bôn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bun/

Noun

bun m (genitive bona, nominative plural bonai)

  1. base
  2. bottom
  3. butt
  4. end

Inflection

Descendants

Mutation

References

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 bun”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bun/

Etymology 1

From Latin bonus, from Old Latin duenos, later duonus, from Proto-Italic *dwenos, from Proto-Indo-European *dew- (to show favor, revere).

Adjective

bun m or n (feminine singular bună, masculine plural buni, feminine and neuter plural bune)

  1. good
    Antonym: rău
Declension
Derived terms
Related terms
  • bunătate

Noun

bun n (plural bunuri)

  1. good, asset, possession
Declension

Etymology 2

Either from the above word or from a Vulgar Latin *avunus, ultimately from the same Proto-Indo-European root as avus. (Compare the diminutive avunculus, avonculus), probably influenced by or confused with bonus. Compare also Friulian von (grandfather), Calabrian and Piedmontese bona (grandmother) .

Noun

bun m (plural buni, feminine equivalent bună)

  1. (uncommon) grandfather
    Synonym: bunic
Derived terms
References

Scottish Gaelic

Etymology

From Old Irish bun (the thick end of anything, base, butt, foot), from Proto-Celtic *bonus. Cognate with Welsh bôn.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /pun/

Noun

bun m (genitive singular buna or buin, plural buin or bunan)

  1. bottom, base, foundation
  2. butt, stub

Derived terms

Mutation

References

  • “bun” in Edward Dwelly, Faclair Gàidhlig gu Beurla le Dealbhan/The Illustrated [Scottish] Gaelic-English Dictionary, 10th edition, Edinburgh: Birlinn Limited, 1911, →ISBN.
  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “1 bun”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Somali

Noun

bun ?

  1. coffee

Sranan Tongo

Etymology

Borrowed from Portuguese bom.

Adjective

bun

  1. good

Adverb

bun

  1. very, rather

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English bone.

Noun

bun

  1. (anatomy) bone

Zou

Noun

bun

  1. skin

References

  • http://www.languageinindia.com/feb2013/zouphonologyfinal.pdf

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a small sweet cake.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)