bonny (adj.) Old form(s): bonnie , bony
fine, beautiful, splendid
2H6 V.ii.12[York to Warwick, of Clifford's horse] the bonny beast he loved so well
E3 I.ii.57[Douglas to Servant] saddle my bonny black [or: favourite]
E3 I.ii.70[Countess to King David] your bonny horse is lame
E3 III.i.179[Mariner to King John] A bonnier vessel never yet spread sail
MA II.iii.65[Balthasar singing] be you blithe and bonny
TS II.i.186[Petruchio to Katherina, of descriptions of her] bonny Kate
SHAKESPEARE'S WORDS © 2018 DAVID CRYSTAL & BEN CRYSTAL