Definition of bony adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈbəʊni//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈboʊni//
    (bonier, boniest) Body shape
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  1. 1(of a person or part of the body) very thin so that the bones can be seen under the skin a bony hand a tall bony man See related entries: Body shape
  2. 2(of fish) full of small bones
  3. 3consisting of or like bone
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bony