BON'NY, a. [L.bonus.]

1. Handsome; beautiful.

Till bonny Susan sped across the plain.

2. Gay; merry; frolicsome; cheerful; blithe.

Blithe and bonny.

3. In familiar language, plump, as plump and healthful persons are most inclined to mirth.

[This word is much used in Scotland.]

BON'NY, n. Among miners, a bed of ore, differing from a squat in being round, whereas a squat is flat; or a distinct bed of ore, that communicates with no vein.