1. the buttocks; occas. in sing.
|[VMF-23] Old Ballads 13: She sat down and couldn’t get her bun free [HDAS].|
|(con. 1958) Been Down So Long (1972) 61: You bet your rosy buns they threw me out.|
|Stand (1990) 73: What his money and her brains hadn’t been able to take care of [...] she had done the old-fashioned way: by bending her back and shucking her buns. Working and working hard.|
|Joe Bob Goes to the Drive-In 31: I’m not into pain, but Joanna Perkins does a pretty good job of taking it on the buns with a riding crop.|
|Lucky You 214: I’ll bet that cute little waitress is freezing her buns in those shorts.|
|You Got Nothing Coming 265: I adjust my sore buns on the toilet seat.|
|Fleshmarket Close (2005) 53: The buns on Kenny Reilly!!!|
|[bk title] Another Bunch of Warm Buns: Spanking Short Stories.|
|Bad Sex on Speed 119: Mother Theresa [...] loved to put Tru-Tru buns up and diaper him.|
2. a woman’s breasts.
|Ginger Man (1958) 276: Lilly, I never get tired of your white thirty-four year old bubas, buns or beauties. Or will I get over how much I like to imagine them under that green pajama top.|
|Hong Kong Broadcasting Authority [Internet] One of the jailers asked if he could have the ‘buns’ on her body and put his hand on her breast.|
3. fig. one’s body.
|It (1987) 48: As soon as he understood he had gotten his buns into some hot water.|
|Sweet La-La Land (1999) 37: Hogan and Roach and Duckie strutting their buns.|
4. (US) in fig. use, as an emphatic form of a given action, e.g. [verb] one’s buns off.
|The Case for Extinction 19/2: [T]he coldest reaches of the Arctic, where you can freeze your buns off.|
|Skiing (US) Dec. 25: [advert] SKI YOUR BUNS OFF IN A FREE SET OF NEW LANGE BOOTS.|
|The Same Old Grind 15: ‘You’re working your buns off for no money’.|
|Gaffney Ledger (SC) 12 Apr. 4/3: Back in the old days [...] skating parties became the ‘in’ thing [...] you’d invite all your friends [...] and skate your little buns off.|
(US gay) one who performs the active role in anal intercourse.
|Lavender Lex. n.p.: bun bandit:– A person who engages in pederasty as the insertor. Most often applied to a person who, by appearance, would not assume this role.|
|Guild Dict. Homosexual Terms 6: bun bandit (n.): A pederast.|
|(con. 1964–8) Cold Six Thousand 275: He dropped treats on rugs and chairs: Dildoes/reefers/bun-boy boox/Judy Garland LPs.|
(US gay) a male prostitute specializing in taking a passive role.
|Lavender Lex. n.p.: buns:– The buttocks. A male-prostitute engaging as a receptor in sodomy would be a ‘bun merchant’.|
(US prison) an anal search.
|Pain Killers 18: Course, if you’d have given him that lighter, we’d be marchin’ you to intake for a bun-spread yourself.|
see bet one’s (sweet) ass under bet v.
|Fact’ry ’Ands 119: He [...] ’urled him, bun over brisket, inter ther middle iv ther lawn.|
(Aus. prison) homosexual gang rape.
|Aus. Prison Sl. Gloss. [Internet] Bun up. Homosexual pack rape in prison.|
(US gay) to engage in vigorous sex.
|Queens’ Vernacular 89: to fuck hard and fast [...] burn some buns.|
see bust one’s ass under bust v.1
(US prison) a prison homosexual .
|Bounty of Texas (1990) 207: hot buns, n. – homosexual.‘Catheads [...] and Cho-Cho Sticks’ in Abernethy|
(US gay) to have anal intercourse.
|Queens’ Vernacular 89: anal intercourse [...] split some buns.|
|Gay Sl. Dict. [Internet] anal intercourse: [...] Syn: split some buns.|
(US gay) to walk in an exaggerated way, intended to focus attention on one’s tight buttocks.
|Faggots 82: Strut Them Buns.|
a general excl. of disdain, dismissal, arrogant contempt.
|Ghetto Sketches 52: Black cul-tural nationalism, my buns!|