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buckler
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bocler, from Anglo-French bucler, from bocle Date: 13th century 1. a. a small round shield held by a handle at arm's length b. a ...
Buckley
biographical name William Frank 1925- American editor & writer
buckminsterfullerene
noun Etymology: R. Buckminster Fuller Date: 1985 a spherical fullerene C60 that is an extremely stable form of pure carbon, consists of interconnected pentagons and hexagons ...
Buckner
I. biographical name Simon Bolivar 1823-1914 American Confederate general & politician II. biographical name Simon Bolivar 1886-1945 son of preceding American general
bucko
noun (plural buckoes) Date: 1883 1. a person who is domineering and bullying ; swaggerer 2. chiefly Irish young fellow ; lad
buckram
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bukeram, from Anglo-French bokeram, from Old French bougherant, probably ultimately from Bokhara (Bukhara, Uzbekistan) Date: 15th century 1. ...
Bucks
abbreviation Buckinghamshire
bucksaw
noun Date: 1856 a saw set in a usually H-shaped frame for sawing wood
buckshee
noun Etymology: Hindi bakhśiś & Urdu bakhshish, from Persian bakhshīsh — more at baksheesh Date: circa 1760 1. British something extra obtained free; especially extra ...
buckshot
I. noun Date: 1775 lead shot that is from .24 to .33 inch (about 6.1 to 8.4 millimeters) in diameter II. adjective Date: 1941 scattershot
buckskin
noun Usage: often attributive Date: 14th century 1. a. the skin of a buck b. a soft pliable usually suede-finished leather 2. a. plural buckskin breeches b. ...
buckskinned
adjective Date: 1829 dressed in buckskin
bucktail
noun Date: 1911 an angler's lure made typically of hairs from the tail of a deer
buckthorn
noun Date: 1578 1. any of a genus (Rhamnus of the family Rhamnaceae, the buckthorn family) of often thorny trees or shrubs some of which yield purgatives or pigments 2. a ...
bucktooth
noun Date: 1753 a large protruding front tooth • bucktoothed adjective
bucktoothed
adjective see bucktooth
buckwheat
noun Etymology: Dutch boekweit, from Middle Dutch boecweit, from boec- (akin to Old High German buohha beech tree) + weit wheat — more at beech Date: 1548 1. any of a genus ...
buckyball
noun Etymology: R. Buckminster Fuller + 4-y Date: 1985 a molecule of buckminsterfullerene; broadly fullerene
buckytube
noun Etymology: buckyball + tube Date: 1991 a nanotube composed of pure carbon with a molecular arrangement similar to that of a fullerene
bucolic
adjective Etymology: Latin bucolicus, from Greek boukolikos, from boukolos cowherd, from bous head of cattle + -kolos (akin to Latin colere to cultivate) — more at cow, wheel ...
bucolically
adverb see bucolic
Bucovina
geographical name see Bukovina
Bucureşti
geographical name see Bucharest
bud
I. noun Etymology: Middle English budde Date: 14th century 1. a small lateral or terminal protuberance on the stem of a plant that may develop into a flower, leaf, or shoot ...
bud scale
noun Date: 1845 one of the leaves resembling scales that form the sheath of a plant bud
Budapest
geographical name city capital of Hungary on the Danube population 2,008,546
budder
noun see bud II
Buddh Gaya
geographical name see Bodh Gaya
Buddha
I. noun Etymology: Sanskrit, enlightened; akin to Sanskrit bodhi enlightenment — more at bid Date: 1681 1. a person who has attained Buddhahood 2. a representation of ...
Buddha Gaya
geographical name see Bodh Gaya
Buddha Gaya, Buddh Gaya
geographical name — see Bodh Gaya
Buddhahood
noun Date: 1837 a state of perfect enlightenment sought in Buddhism
Buddhism
noun Date: 1801 a religion of eastern and central Asia growing out of the teaching of Gautama Buddha that suffering is inherent in life and that one can be liberated from it by ...
Buddhist
noun or adjective see Buddhism
Buddhistic
adjective see Buddhism
budding
adjective Date: 1581 being in an early stage of development
buddleia
noun Etymology: New Latin, genus name, from Adam Buddle died 1715 English botanist Date: 1791 any of a genus (Buddleia of the family Loganiaceae) of shrubs or small trees of ...
buddy
I. noun (plural buddies) Etymology: probably baby talk alteration of brother Date: 1850 1. a. companion, partner b. friend 1 2. fellow — used especially in informal ...
buddy system
noun Date: 1942 an arrangement in which two individuals are paired (as for mutual safety in a hazardous situation)
buddy-buddy
adjective Date: 1951 familiarly friendly
Budenny
biographical name Semyon Mikhaylovich 1883-1973 Russian general
budge
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bugee, from Anglo-French buge Date: 14th century a fur formerly prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool outward II. verb (budged; ...
budgerigar
noun Etymology: modification of Yuwaalaraay (Australian aboriginal language of northern New South Wales) gijirrigaa Date: 1840 a small Australian parrot (Melopsittacus ...
budget
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bowgette, from Middle French bougette, diminutive of bouge leather bag, from Latin bulga, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish bolg bag; akin ...
budgetary
adjective see budget I
budgeteer
also budgeter noun Date: circa 1841 1. one who prepares a budget 2. one who is restricted to a budget
budgeter
noun see budgeteer
budgie
noun Etymology: by shortening and alteration Date: 1935 budgerigar
Budweis
geographical name — see Ceske Budejovice
budworm
noun Date: 1849 a moth larva that feeds on the buds of plants — compare spruce budworm, tobacco budworm
Buena Park
geographical name city California W of Anaheim population 78,282
Buenaventura
geographical name city & port W Colombia on the Pacific population 115,770
Buenos Aires
geographical name city & port capital of Argentina on Río de la Plata population 2,960,976
Buenos Aires, Lake
geographical name lake 80 miles (129 kilometers) long S Argentina & S Chile
buff
I. noun Etymology: Middle French buffle wild ox, from Old Italian bufalo Date: 1570 1. a garment (as a uniform) made of buff leather 2. the state of being nude 3. a. ...
buff leather
noun Date: 1580 a strong supple oil-tanned leather produced chiefly from cattle hides
Buffalo
geographical name city & port W New York on Lake Erie & Niagara River population 292,648 • Buffalonian noun
buffalo
I. noun (plural -lo or -loes; also -los) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Italian bufalo & Spanish búfalo, from Late Latin bufalus, alteration of Latin bubalus, from Greek ...
buffalo berry
noun Date: 1805 either of two North American shrubs (Shepherdia argentea and S. canadensis) of the oleaster family with silvery foliage; also their edible scarlet berry
Buffalo Bill
biographical name — see William Frederick Cody
buffalo fish
noun see buffalo I
buffalo gourd
noun Date: circa 1928 a perennial foul-smelling cucurbit (Cucurbita foetidissima) of arid lands of the central and southwest United States and Mexico with a large starchy ...
buffalo grass
noun Date: 1784 a low-growing perennial grass (Buchloë dactyloides) native to the Great Plains that has curly grayish-green leaves; also grama
Buffalo Grove
geographical name city NE Illinois population 42,909
buffalo plaid
noun Date: 1979 a broad checkered plaid pattern usually of two colors
buffalo soldier
noun Date: 1872 an African-American soldier serving in the western United States after the Civil War
buffalo wing
noun Etymology: Buffalo, N.Y. Date: 1984 a deep-fried chicken wing coated with a spicy sauce and usually served with a blue cheese dressing
Buffalonian
noun see Buffalo
buffed
adjective see buff II, 2
buffer
I. noun Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1749 slang British fellow, man; especially an old man II. noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: buff, verb, to react like a ...
buffer state
noun Date: 1883 a usually neutral state lying between two larger potentially rival powers
buffer zone
noun Date: 1908 a neutral area separating conflicting forces; broadly an area designed to separate
buffered
adjective see buffer II
buffet
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, diminutive of buffe blow Date: 13th century 1. a blow especially with the hand 2. something that strikes with telling ...
buffing wheel
noun Date: 1854 a wheel covered with polishing material
bufflehead
noun Etymology: archaic English buffle buffalo + English head Date: 1731 a small North American diving duck (Bucephala albeola)
buffo
noun (plural buffi or buffos) Etymology: Italian, from buffone Date: 1764 clown, buffoon; specifically a male singer of comic roles in opera
Buffon
biographical name Comte Georges-Louis Leclerc de 1707-1788 French naturalist
buffoon
noun Etymology: Middle French bouffon, from Old Italian buffone Date: 1585 1. a ludicrous figure ; clown 2. a gross and usually ill-educated or stupid person • buffoonish ...
buffoonery
noun (plural -eries) Date: 1621 foolish or playful behavior or practice
buffoonish
adjective see buffoon
Bug
geographical name 1. river over 450 miles (720 kilometers) central Europe rising in W Ukraine, forming part of Ukraine-Poland and Poland-Belarus borders, & flowing into the ...
bug
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bugge hobgoblin; probably akin to Low German bögge goblin Date: 14th century obsolete bogey, bugbear II. noun Etymology: origin unknown ...
bug off
intransitive verb Etymology: probably short for bugger off Date: 1971 leave, depart — usually used as a command
bug out
intransitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1950 1. to retreat during a military action; especially to flee in panic 2. to depart especially in a hurry • bugout ...
bug-eyed
adjective Date: 1922 having the eyes bulging (as with fright)
bugaboo
noun (plural -boos) Etymology: earlier buggybow, bugger-bo, of unknown origin Date: 1598 1. an imaginary object of fear 2. bugbear 2; also something that causes fear or ...
Buganda
geographical name region & former kingdom E Africa in SE Uganda capital Kampala
bugbane
noun Date: 1804 any of several perennial herbs (genus Cimicifuga) of the buttercup family; especially black cohosh
bugbear
noun Date: 1581 1. an imaginary goblin or specter used to excite fear 2. a. an object or source of dread b. a continuing source of irritation ; problem
bugeye
noun Date: 1881 a small boat with a flat bottom, a centerboard, and two raked masts
bugger
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bougre heretic, from Anglo-French bugre, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus, literally, Bulgarian; from the association of Bulgaria with the ...
bugger all
noun Date: 1918 slang British nothing
bugger off
intransitive verb Date: 1922 slang British leave, depart — often used as a command
buggery
noun Date: 1514 sodomy
buggy
I. adjective (buggier; -est) Date: 1714 1. infested with bugs 2. characterized by bugs; especially containing many bugs II. noun (plural buggies) Etymology: origin ...
bughouse
I. adjective Date: 1891 slang mentally deranged ; crazy II. noun Date: 1899 slang an insane asylum
bugle
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin bugula Date: 13th century any of a genus (Ajuga) of plants of the mint family; especially a European ...
bugler
noun Date: 1799 a person who sounds a bugle
bugleweed
noun Date: circa 1818 1. any of a genus (Lycopus) of mints; especially a North American perennial (L. virginicus) that is mildly narcotic and astringent 2. bugle I
bugloss
noun Etymology: Middle English buglosse, from Anglo-French, from Latin buglossa, irregular from Greek bouglōssos, from bous head of cattle + glōssa tongue — more at cow, ...
bugout
noun see bug out
buhl
variant of boulle
build
I. verb (built; building) Etymology: Middle English bilden, from Old English byldan; akin to Old English būan to dwell — more at bower Date: before 12th century transitive ...
build a fire under
phrasal to stimulate to vigorous action
build in
transitive verb Date: 1933 to make an integral part of something
build into
phrasal to make an integral part of
build on
phrasal to use as a foundation
build up
verb Date: 1555 transitive verb 1. to develop gradually by increments 2. to promote the health, strength, esteem, or reputation of intransitive verb to accumulate ...
buildable
adjective Date: 1927 suitable for building ; especially capable of being built
builded
dialect past of build
builder
noun Date: 13th century 1. one that builds; especially one that contracts to build and supervises building operations 2. a substance added to or used with detergents to ...
builder-upper
noun see build up
building
noun Date: 14th century 1. a usually roofed and walled structure built for permanent use (as for a dwelling) 2. the art or business of assembling materials into a structure
building block
noun Date: 1756 a unit of construction or composition; especially something essential on which a larger entity is based
buildup
noun Date: 1926 1. something produced by building up 2. the act or process of building up
built
adjective Date: 1618 formed as to physique or bodily contours ; especially well or attractively formed
built-in
I. adjective Date: 1898 1. a. forming an integral part of a structure or object ; especially constructed as or in a recess in a wall b. built into the ground 2. ...
built-up
adjective Date: 1829 1. made of several sections or layers fastened together 2. covered with buildings
buirdly
adjective Etymology: probably alteration of burly Date: 1773 Scottish sturdy
Bujumbura
or formerly Usumbura geographical name city capital of Burundi on Lake Tanganyika population 236,334
Buka
geographical name island W Pacific in the Solomons N of Bougainville population 33,770
Bukavu
or formerly Costermansville geographical name city E Democratic Republic of the Congo at S end of Lake Kivu population 209,566
Bukhara
or Bokhara geographical name 1. former emirate W Asia around city of Bukhara 2. city W Uzbekistan E of the Amu Dar'ya population 249,600 • Bukharan or Bokharan adjective ...
Bukharan
adjective or noun see Bukhara
Bukharin
biographical name Nikolay Ivanovich 1888-1938 Russian Communist leader & editor
Bukovina
or Bucovina geographical name region E central Europe in foothills of E Carpathians; now in NE Romania & W Ukraine
Bulawayo
geographical name city SW Zimbabwe, chief town of Matabeleland population 495,317
bulb
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Latin bulbus, from Greek bolbos bulbous plant Date: 15th century 1. a. a resting stage of a plant (as the lily, onion, hyacinth, or ...
bulbar
adjective Date: 1876 of or relating to a bulb; specifically involving the medulla oblongata
bulbed
adjective see bulb
bulbil
noun Etymology: French bulbille, diminutive of bulbe bulb, from Latin bulbus Date: 1831 bulblet
bulblet
noun Date: 1842 a small or secondary bulb; especially an aerial deciduous bud produced in a leaf axil or replacing the flowers and capable when separated of producing a new ...
bulbourethral gland
noun Etymology: Latin bulbus bulb + English urethral Date: circa 1903 Cowper's gland
bulbous
adjective Date: 1578 1. having a bulb ; growing from or bearing bulbs 2. resembling a bulb especially in roundness • bulbously adverb
bulbously
adverb see bulbous
bulbul
noun Etymology: Persian, from Arabic Date: 1665 1. a songbird frequently mentioned in Persian poetry that is probably a nightingale (Erithacus megarhynchos) 2. any of a ...
Bulfinch
biographical name Charles 1763-1844 American architect
Bulg
abbreviation Bulgaria; Bulgarian
Bulganin
biographical name Nikolay Aleksandrovich 1895-1975 Russian politician & marshal
Bulgar
noun Etymology: Middle English Bulgare, from Medieval Latin Bulgarus Date: 14th century Bulgarian
Bulgaria
geographical name country SE Europe on Black Sea; a republic capital Sofia area 42,823 square miles (110,912 square kilometers), population 8,466,000
Bulgarian
noun Date: 1555 1. a native or inhabitant of Bulgaria 2. the Slavic language of the Bulgarians • Bulgarian adjective
bulge
I. verb (bulged; bulging) Etymology: Middle English bolgen Date: 15th century transitive verb to cause to bulge intransitive verb 1. archaic bilge 2. a. to jut ...
bulgur
noun Etymology: Turkish Date: 1926 parched cracked wheat
bulgy
adjective see bulge II
bulimia
noun Etymology: New Latin, from Greek boulimia great hunger, from bou-, augmentative prefix (from bous head of cattle) + limos hunger — more at cow Date: 14th century 1. an ...
bulimia nervosa
noun see bulimia
bulimic
adjective or noun see bulimia
bulk
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, heap, bulk, from Old Norse bulki cargo Date: 15th century 1. a. spatial dimension ; magnitude b. material that forms a mass in the ...
bulk up
verb Date: 1979 intransitive verb to gain weight especially by becoming more muscular transitive verb to cause to bulk up
bulkhead
noun Etymology: bulk (structure projecting from a building) + head Date: 15th century 1. an upright partition separating compartments 2. a structure or partition to resist ...
bulkily
adverb see bulky
bulkiness
noun see bulky
bulky
adjective (bulkier; -est) Date: 15th century 1. a. having bulk b. (1) large of its kind (2) corpulent 2. having great volume in proportion to weight • ...
Bull
biographical name Ole Bornemann 1810-1880 Norwegian violinist
bull
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bule, from Old English bula; akin to Old Norse boli bull Date: before 12th century 1. a. a male bovine; especially an adult uncastrated ...
bull dyke
noun Date: 1931 often disparaging an aggressively masculine lesbian
bull fiddle
noun Date: 1880 double bass • bull fiddler noun
bull fiddler
noun see bull fiddle
bull market
noun Date: 1891 a market in which securities or commodities are persistently rising in value — compare bear market
Bull Moose
noun Etymology: bull moose, emblem of the Progressive party of 1912 Date: 1912 a follower of Theodore Roosevelt in the United States presidential campaign of 1912
Bull Mooser
noun Date: 1912 Bull Moose
bull neck
noun Date: 1830 a thick short powerful neck • bullnecked adjective
bull pen
noun Date: 1809 1. a large cell where prisoners are detained until brought into court 2. a. a place on a baseball field where pitchers warm up before they start pitching ...
Bull Run
geographical name stream 20 miles (32 kilometers) N Virginia W of Washington, D.C., flowing into Occoquan Creek (small tributary of the Potomac)
bull rush
noun Date: 1982 a direct forceful rush by a defensive player in football • bull-rush verb
bull session
noun Etymology: 6bull Date: 1919 an informal discursive group discussion
bull snake
noun Date: 1784 any of several large harmless constricting colubrid snakes (genus Pituophis) especially of the central and western United States that feed chiefly on rodents ...
bull terrier
noun Etymology: bulldog + terrier Date: 1836 any of a breed of short-haired terriers developed in England by crossing the bulldog with terriers
bull thistle
noun Date: 1863 a biennial Eurasian thistle (Cirsium vulgare) with purplish flower heads and prickly leaves that is naturalized as a weed in the United States
bull tongue
noun Date: 1831 a wide blade attached to a cultivator or plow to stir the soil, kill weeds, or mark furrows
bull's-eye
noun (plural bull's-eyes) Date: 1825 1. a very hard globular candy 2. a circular piece of glass especially with a lump in the middle 3. a. the center of a target; also ...
bull's-eye window
noun Date: 1926 a circular window; also a window made up of bull's-eyes
bull-rush
verb see bull rush
bulla
noun (plural bullae) Date: 14th century 1. [Medieval Latin] the round usually lead seal attached to a papal bull 2. [New Latin, from Latin] a hollow thin-walled rounded bony ...
bullace
noun Etymology: Middle English bolace, from Anglo-French bulloce, from Medieval Latin bolluca Date: 14th century a European plum (Prunus domestica insititia) with small ovoid ...
bullbaiting
noun Date: circa 1580 the former practice of baiting bulls with dogs
bullbat
noun Date: 1838 the common nighthawk (Chordeiles minor)
bulldog
I. noun Date: circa 1500 1. any of a breed of compact muscular short-haired dogs having widely separated forelegs and an undershot lower jaw that were developed in England to ...
bulldogger
noun see bulldog III
bulldogging
noun see bulldog III
bulldoze
verb Etymology: perhaps from 1bull + alteration of dose Date: 1876 transitive verb 1. to coerce or restrain by threats ; bully 2. to move, clear, gouge out, or level off ...
bulldozer
noun Date: 1876 1. one that bulldozes 2. a tractor-driven machine usually having a broad blunt horizontal blade for moving earth (as in road building)
bullet
noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: Middle French boulette small ball & boulet missile, dims. of boule ball — more at bowl Date: 1579 1. a round or elongated missile ...
bullet train
noun Date: 1966 a high-speed passenger train especially of Japan
bulleted
adjective see bullet
bulletin
I. noun Etymology: French, from Middle French, from bullette seal, notice, diminutive of bulle seal, from Medieval Latin bulla Date: 1765 1. a brief public notice issuing ...
bulletin board
noun Date: 1831 1. a board for posting notices (as at a school) 2. a public electronic forum that allows users to post or read messages or to post or download files and that ...
bulletproof
adjective Date: 1693 1. impenetrable to bullets 2. not subject to correction, alteration, or modification 3. invincible
bullfight
noun Date: 1788 a spectacle in which men ceremonially fight with and in Hispanic tradition kill bulls in an arena for public entertainment • bullfighter noun
bullfighter
noun see bullfight
bullfighting
noun Date: circa 1753 the action involved in a bullfight
bullfinch
noun Date: circa 1570 a European finch (Pyrrhula pyrrhula of the family Fringillidae) having in the male rosy-red underparts, blue-gray back, and black cap, chin, tail, and ...
bullfrog
noun Date: 1698 a heavy-bodied deep-voiced frog (Rana catesbeiana) of the eastern United States and southern Canada that has been introduced elsewhere
bullhead
noun Date: 15th century any of various large-headed fishes (as a sculpin); especially any of several common freshwater catfishes (genus Ameiurus sometimes included in the ...
Bullhead City
geographical name city W Arizona across Colorado River from Nevada population 33,769
bullheaded
adjective Date: 1818 stupidly stubborn ; headstrong • bullheadedly adverb • bullheadedness noun
bullheadedly
adverb see bullheaded
bullheadedness
noun see bullheaded
bullhorn
noun Date: 1942 1. a loudspeaker on a naval ship 2. a handheld combined microphone and loudspeaker
bullion
noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French billion, bullion melting house, bullion, probably blend of Middle French bille ingot, piece of money (from Old French, log) and ...
bullish
adjective Date: 1566 1. suggestive of a bull (as in brawniness) 2. a. marked by, tending to cause, or hopeful of rising prices (as in a stock market) b. optimistic ...
bullishly
adverb see bullish
bullishness
noun see bullish
Bullitt
biographical name William Christian 1891-1967 American diplomat
bullmastiff
noun Date: 1871 any of a breed of large powerful dogs developed in England by crossing bulldogs with mastiffs
bullnecked
adjective see bull neck
bullock
noun Date: before 12th century 1. a young bull 2. a castrated bull ; steer • bullocky adjective
Bullock's oriole
noun Etymology: William Bullock fl1827 English naturalist Date: 1878 an oriole (Icterus bullockii) of the western United States in which the male has a black crown and black ...
bullocky
adjective see bullock
bullous
adjective Date: 1833 resembling or characterized by bullae ; vesicular
bullring
noun Date: 1802 1. an arena for bullfights 2. a short oval track for horse or auto racing
bullrush
noun see bulrush
bullshit
I. noun Etymology: 1bull & 6bull Date: 1914 usually vulgar nonsense; especially foolish insolent talk II. verb Date: 1926 intransitive verb 1. usually vulgar to talk ...
bullshot
noun Date: 1964 a drink made of vodka and bouillon
bullwhip
noun Date: 1852 a rawhide whip with a very long plaited lash
bully
I. noun (plural bullies) Etymology: probably from Middle Dutch boele lover; akin to Middle Low German bōle lover, Middle High German buole Date: 1538 1. archaic a. ...
bully pulpit
noun Date: 1976 a prominent public position (as a political office) that provides an opportunity for expounding one's views; also such an opportunity
bullyboy
noun Date: 1909 a swaggering bully
bullyrag
also ballyrag transitive verb Etymology: origin unknown Date: circa 1790 1. to intimidate by bullying 2. to vex by teasing ; badger
Bülow
biographical name Bernhard Heinrich Martin Karl 1849-1929 Prince von Bülow German diplomat & statesman; chancellor of Germany (1900-09)
bulrush
also bullrush noun Etymology: Middle English bulrysche Date: 15th century any of several large rushes or sedges growing in wetlands: as a. any of a genus (Scirpus, ...
Bultmann
biographical name Rudolf Karl 1884-1976 German theologian • Bultmannian adjective
Bultmannian
adjective see Bultmann
bulwark
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bulwerke, from Middle Dutch bolwerc, from bolle tree trunk + werc work Date: 15th century 1. a. a solid wall-like structure raised for ...
Bulwer
biographical name (William) Henry Lytton (Earle) 1801-1872 Baron Dalling & Bulwer; brother of 1st Baron Lytton British diplomat
Bulwer-Lytton
biographical name — see Lytton
bum
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bom Date: 14th century buttocks II. adjective Etymology: perhaps from 4bum Date: 1859 1. a. of poor quality or nature b. not ...
bum's rush
noun Date: 1904 forcible eviction or dismissal
bum-rush
transitive verb Date: 1987 to attack or seize with an overpowering rush
bumbershoot
noun Etymology: bumber- (alteration of umbr- in umbrella) + -shoot (alteration of -chute in parachute) Date: circa 1896 umbrella
bumble
I. intransitive verb (bumbled; bumbling) Etymology: Middle English bomblen to boom, of imitative origin Date: 15th century 1. buzz 2. drone, rumble II. verb (bumbled; ...
bumblebee
noun Date: 1530 any of numerous large robust hairy social bees (genus Bombus)
bumbler
noun see bumble II
bumblingly
adverb see bumble II
bumboat
noun Etymology: probably from Low German bumboot, from bum tree + boot boat Date: 1769 a boat that brings provisions and commodities for sale to larger ships in port or ...
bumf
also bumph noun Etymology: from bumf toilet paper, short for bumfodder, from 1bum + fodder Date: circa 1889 chiefly British paperwork
bumkin
noun see bumpkin II
bummer
I. noun Etymology: probably modification of German Bummler loafer, from bummeln to dangle, loaf Date: 1855 one that bums II. noun Etymology: 2bum + 2-er Date: 1966 1. an ...
bump
I. noun Etymology: probably imitative of the sound of a blow Date: 1581 1. a relatively abrupt convexity or protuberance on a surface: as a. a swelling of tissue b. a ...
bump into
phrasal to encounter especially by chance
bump off
transitive verb Date: 1907 to murder casually or cold-bloodedly
bumper
I. noun Etymology: probably from bump to bulge Date: 1676 1. a brimming cup or glass 2. something unusually large II. adjective Date: 1885 1. unusually large 2. ...
bumper car
noun Date: 1959 a small electric car made to be driven around in an enclosure and to be bumped into others (as at an amusement park)
bumper sticker
noun Date: 1967 a strip of adhesive paper or plastic bearing a printed message and designed to be stuck on a vehicle's bumper
bumper-to-bumper
adjective Date: 1938 marked by long closed lines of cars
bumph
noun see bumf
bumpily
adverb see bumpy
bumpiness
noun see bumpy
bumpkin
I. noun Etymology: perhaps from Dutch bommekijn small cask, from Middle Dutch, from bomme cask Date: 1570 an awkward and unsophisticated rustic • bumpkinish adjective ...
bumpkinish
adjective see bumpkin I
bumpkinly
adjective see bumpkin I
bumptious
adjective Etymology: 1bump + -tious (as in fractious) Date: 1803 presumptuously, obtusely, and often noisily self-assertive ; obtrusive • bumptiously adverb • ...
bumptiously
adverb see bumptious
bumptiousness
noun see bumptious
bumpy
adjective (bumpier; -est) Date: 1865 1. having or covered with bumps 2. a. marked by bumps or jolts b. marked by or full of difficulties • bumpily adverb ...
bun
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bunne Date: 14th century 1. a sweet or plain small bread; especially a round roll 2. a knot of hair shaped like a bun 3. plural ...
buna
noun Etymology: from a trademark Date: 1936 any of several rubbers made by polymerization or copolymerization of butadiene
bunch
I. noun Etymology: Middle English bunche Date: 14th century 1. protuberance, swelling 2. a. a number of things of the same kind b. group 2a c. a considerable ...
bunchberry
noun Date: 1845 a creeping perennial herb (Cornus canadensis) of the dogwood family that has whorled leaves and white floral bracts and bears clusters of red berries
Bunche
biographical name Ralph Johnson 1904-1971 American diplomat
bunchgrass
noun Date: 1836 any of various grasses (as of the genus Andropogon) especially of the western United States that grow in tufts
bunchily
adverb see bunch I
bunchy
adjective see bunch I

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