(Brit, slang) obsequious behaviour; toadying
any of a wide variety of variously shaped bread rolls, usually leavened and slightly sweetened or plain, sometimes containing spices, dried currants, etc. hair gathered into a round coil or knot at the nape of the neck or on top of the head in certain coiffures. buns, Slang. the buttocks. have a bun on, Slang. […]
bunko. a swindle in which a person is cheated at gambling, persuaded to buy a nonexistent, unsalable, or worthless object, or otherwise victimized. any misrepresentation. to victimize by a bunko. Contemporary Examples Daily Beast Writers Weigh In on Mitt Romney’s New Hampshire Primary Victory January 10, 2012 Historical Examples Over the Rocky Mountains R.M. Ballantyne […]
bunkum. insincere speechmaking by a politician intended merely to please local constituents. insincere talk; claptrap; humbug. Historical Examples The American Language Henry L. Mencken Southern Literature From 1579-1895 Louise Manly Island Nights’ Entertainments Robert Louis Stevenson A Far Country, Complete Winston Churchill The Million Dollar Mystery Harold MacGrath The Whirlpool George Gissing The Deserter, and […]
a foot having the form of a slightly flattened ball.