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Dictionary Definition

bun n : small rounded bread either plain or sweet [syn: roll]

User Contributed Dictionary




bun (plural: buns)
  1. A small bread roll, oftened sweetened or spiced.
  2. A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head.
  3. , : A drunken spree.
  4. (plural): The buttocks.
  5. : A n00b.


A small bread roll, oftened sweetened or spiced
A tight roll of hair worn at the back of the head
A drunken spree
The buttocks
A n00b



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Scottish Gaelic


bun , gen buin, pl bunan

Extensive Definition

A bun is a small, sweet cake, which may sometimes be referred to as a cupcake or a fairycake. They are commonly sponge cakes, but can be made in a variety of flavours, such as chocolate, vanilla or lemon. Basic buns are made using flour, sugar, eggs and Butter, but the sponge mixture may be flavoured before baking using cocoa or other flavourings. The mixture is then separated into bun tins and cooked for about 15mins.The buns may then be decorated and iced in a similar way to larger cakes. "Bun" can also refer to a kind of filled dumpling, such as Chinese baozi.

Other types of buns

bun in Bulgarian: Кифла
bun in Danish: Bolle (bagværk)
bun in German: Bun
bun in Dutch: Croissant
bun in Japanese: バンズ
bun in Norwegian: Bolle
bun in Norwegian Nynorsk: Bolle
bun in Finnish: Pulla
bun in Swedish: Bulle

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

Danish, Danish pastry, English muffin, Parker House roll, Yorkshire pudding, bagel, bialy, bialystoker, braid, chignon, clover-leaf roll, coffee cake, coil, crescent roll, croissant, cross bun, crumpet, cue, gem, hard roll, hot cross bun, kaiser roll, knot, muffin, onion roll, pigtail, pinwheel roll, plait, popover, queue, rattail, roll, scone, soft roll, tail, topknot, twist
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