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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BUNT, BUNTIE, BUNTY, n.3 [bʌnt, ′bʌnti]

1. “A hen without a rump” (Sc. 1825 Jam.2).Sc. 1721 J. Kelly Proverbs 78:
Clipped arse, quoth bunty. Spoken . . . when a man upbraids us with what himself is guilty of.

2. A short, plump person (Uls. 1924 A.E. in North. Whig (12 Jan.), bunt, bunty). Known to Slg.3, Lnk.3, Kcb.9 (obsol.) 1937. Often used as a nickname (Abd.16, Fif.1 1937).Kcb.6 1914:
A bunt o' a body; “Wee buntie,” term applied to a child.

[Cf. Buntin, n.1 and Buntin, n.2, of which this may be a reduced form.]

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