Bonny 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}.] 1. Handsome; beautiful; pretty; attractively lively and graceful. [1913 Webster]

Till bonny Susan sped across the plain. --Gay. [1913 Webster]

Far from the bonnie banks of Ayr. --Burns. [1913 Webster]

2. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe. [1913 Webster]

Be you blithe and bonny. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Report speaks you a bonny monk, that would hear the matin chime ere he quitted his bowl. --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster]

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