Bonnie



a female given name: from the Latin word meaning “good.”.
Chiefly Scot. pleasing to the eye; handsome; pretty.
British Dialect.

(of people) healthy, sweet, and lively.
(of places) placid; tranquil.
pleasing; agreeable; good.

British Dialect. pleasingly; agreeably; very well.
Scot. and North England Archaic. a pretty girl or young woman.
Contemporary Examples

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Historical Examples

The Man Next Door Emerson Hough
Desert Dust Edwin L. Sabin
The Colonists Raymond F. Jones
The Proverbs of Scotland Alexander Hislop
Rockhaven Charles Munn

adjective -nier, -niest
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) beautiful or handsome: a bonny lass
merry or lively: a bonny family
good or fine: a bonny house
(esp of babies) plump
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) considerable; to be reckoned with: cost a bonny penny
adverb
(informal) agreeably or well: to speak bonny
noun
Bight of Bonny, a wide bay at the E end of the Gulf of Guinea off the coasts of Nigeria and Cameroon Former name (until 1975) Bight of Biafra
adj.

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