Definition of “bunion” - English Dictionary

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“bunion” in British English

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bunionnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbʌn.jən/ us /ˈbʌn.jən/

Examples from literature

  • A bursa may form beneath a corn, and if inflamed constitutes one form of bunion. 
  • An enlargement of the basal joint of the great toe, probably a bunion, is also comparatively common. 
  • Bunions may be checked in their early development by binding the joint with adhesive plaster, and keeping it on as long as any uneasiness is felt. 
  • Half a dozen men stooped and slashed at their boots to get room for a pet corn or a burning bunion. 
  • She said she might have been able to convince her mind that there wasn't no bunion on her foot, but she couldn't convince her foot. 

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

“bunion” in American English

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bunionnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbʌn·jən/

a painful swelling on the main joint of the big toe

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