Bumptiousness

Bump"tious*ness

, n. Conceitedness. [Colloq.]
[1913 Webster]

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Bun

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Bunn

} (), n. [Scot. bun, bunn, OE. bunne, bonne; fr. Celtic; cf. Ir. bunna, Gael. bonnach, or OF. bugne tumor, Prov. F. bugne a kind of pancake; akin to OHG. bungo bulb, MHG. bunge, Prov. E. bung heap, cluster, bunny a small swelling.] 1. any of a variety of slightly sweetened or plain raised cakes or bisquits, often having a glazing of sugar and milk on the top crust; as, a hot cross bun.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

2. a type of coiffure in which the hair is gathered into a coil or knot at the top of the head.
[PJC]

3. pl. the buttocks. [slang]
[PJC]

 

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