For cookbook author Deborah Krasner the best way to have a burger for dinner is without a bun and seared in salt.
As Mrs. bun quickly realizes, trying to order anything without spam will only get you into trouble.
“We were very careful about how we got the bun in there,” said Newlands.
No mayonnaise, only butter, which had been absorbed, sponge-style, into the bun.
The $6 item comes with a bun and burger along with cheese, ketchup, pickles, and requires about 10 minutes of cooking time.
With a butter ball at the center of a bun he casually glanced at the day's paper.
I might, unnoticed, of course, snatch a bun from its grasp now and then.
Then he made off briskly toward an establishment where three halfpence would purchase a cup of coffee and a bun.
I was thinkin' 't was 'most a pity you hadn't had bun sandwiches.
Polly watched him as he strode up to the desk, and paid twopence for his glass of milk and his bun.
late 14c., origin obscure, perhaps from Old French buignete "a fritter," originally "boil, swelling," diminutive of buigne "swelling from a blow, bump on the head," from a Germanic source (cf. Middle High German bunge "clod, lump"), or from Gaulish *bunia (cf. Gaelic bonnach). Spanish buñelo "a fritter" apparently is from the same source. Of hair coiled at the back of the head, first attested 1894. To have a bun in the oven "be pregnant" is from 1951.
The first record of buns in the sense of "male buttocks" is from 1960s, perhaps from a perceived similarity; but bun also meant "tail of a hare" (1530s) in Scottish and northern England dialect and was transferred to human beings (and conveniently rhymed with nun in ribald ballads). This may be an entirely different word; OED points to Gaelic bun "stump, root."
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