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bony

[boh-nee] /ˈboʊ ni/
adjective, bonier, boniest.
1.
of or like bone.
2.
full of bones.
3.
having prominent bones; big-boned.
4.
skinny; emaciated.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English boni. See bone, -y1
Related forms
boniness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for boninesses

bony

/ˈbəʊnɪ/
adjective bonier, boniest
1.
resembling or consisting of bone or bones
2.
having many bones
3.
having prominent bones: bony cheeks
4.
thin or emaciated: a bony old woman
Derived Forms
boniness, noun
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Word Origin and History for boninesses

bony

adj.

late 14c., from bone (n.) + -y (2).

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boninesses in Medicine

bony bon·y or bon·ey (bō'nē)
adj. bon·i·er or bon·ey·er, bon·i·est or bon·ey·est

  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or consisting of bone.

  2. Having an internal skeleton of bones.

  3. Having prominent or protruding bones.

  4. Lean; scrawny.

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