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Today's word is:



(also bonnie) chiefly Scottish N. Engl.

adjective ( -nier , -niest )

  • attractive; beautiful : A bonny lass.
  • (of a baby) Plump and healthy-looking.
  • Sizable; considerable (usually expressing approval) : It's worth a thousand pounds, a bonny sum.

noun ( my bonny) poetic/literary

  • Used as a form of address for one's beloved or baby.

ORIGIN: late 15th cent.: perhaps related to Old French bon 'good.'


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