Meaning of “bunch” in the English Dictionary

"bunch" in British English

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uk /bʌntʃ/ us /bʌntʃ/

bunch noun (GROUP)

B1 [ C ] a number of things of the same type fastened together or in a close group:

mainly US informal The reorganization will give us a whole bunch (= a lot) of problems.

B1 [ S ] a group of people:

They're a bunch of jerks.
Your friends are a nice bunch.
the best/pick of the bunch

the best person or thing from a group of similar people or things:

Send in your poems and we'll publish the best of the bunch.

More examples

  • Those builders are a bunch of cowboys - they made a terrible job of our extension.
  • These politicians are just a bunch of crooks.
  • a bunch of grapes
  • Using a bunch of bananas, the zoo-keeper persuaded the monkey back into its cage.
  • She sent him a bunch of red roses.

(Definition of “bunch” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"bunch" in American English

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bunchnoun [ C ]

us /bʌntʃ/

a number of things of the same type fastened or closely grouped together, or any particular group of things or people:

We ate a whole bunch of grapes.
They’re a nice bunch of people.
infml I’ve got a bunch of things to do.

bunchverb [ I/T ]

us /bʌntʃ/

to pull together or gather into a unit:

[ I ] Beth sat in bed with pillows bunched behind her, reading.

(Definition of “bunch” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)