Bon"ny (?), a. [Spelled bonnie by the Scotch.] [OE. boni, prob. fr. F. bon, fem. bonne, good, fr. L. bonus good. See Bounty, and cf. Bonus, Boon.]


Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful.

Till bonny Susan sped across the plain. Gay.

Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr. Burns.


Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.

Be you blithe and bonny. Shak.

Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matichime ere he quitted his bowl. Sir W. Scott.


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Bon"ny, n. Mining

A round and compact bed of ore, or a distinct bed, not communicating with a vein.


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