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Definition of bunny boiler noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary


bunny boiler

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a woman who punishes a man in a dangerous or cruel way because he has stopped being her lover He had referred to Lisa as a bunny boiler. She was described in the press as a bunny boiler. From the main character in the movie Fatal Attraction, who kills and boils a pet rabbit (= a bunny) belonging to her former lover's daughter.
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