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First published 1941 (SND Vol. II).
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BUNTIN, n.1 and adj.

1. n. “A stout, thick-set person” (Bnff. 1866 Gregor D. Bnff. 20; Bnff.2 1937).

2. adj. Plump, short and stout (Rxb. 1825 Jam.2; 1923 Watson W.-B.).Sc. 1817 Scott Familiar Letters (1894) I. 412:
James has got a little buntin baby.

[Phs.the same as Buntin, n.2, but cf. Bunt, n.3, 2, and Eng. (baby) bunting. Orig. a nickname, see Ragman Roll, Peeblessh. 2961, “Thomas Buntyng” (J.B.J.).]

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