Definition of bunch noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//bʌntʃ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//bʌntʃ//
    Describing hair
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  1. 1  [countable] bunch of something a number of things of the same type which are growing or fastened together a bunch of bananas, grapes, etc. a bunch of keys She picked me a bunch of flowers.
  2. 2[singular] a bunch (of something) (informal, especially North American English) a large amount of something; a large number of things or people I have a whole bunch of stuff to do this morning.
  3. 3[singular] (informal) a group of people The people that I work with are a great bunch.
  4. 4bunches [plural] (British English) long hair that is divided in two and tied at each side of the head She wore her hair in bunches. See related entries: Describing hair
  5. Word Originlate Middle English: of unknown origin.Extra examples She put all the flowers together in one big bunch. They are a bunch of amateurs. a bunch of idiots/​morons/​jerks/​losers He’s been hanging out with a bunch of yobs and hooligans. The members were a genuinely friendly and open bunch. They’re a lovely bunch of youngsters. a bunch of flowers/​grapes/​bananasIdioms
    the best of a bad bunch (British English also the best of a bad lot)
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    (informal) a person or thing that is a little better than the rest of a group, although none are very good
    the best/pick of the bunch
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    the best out of a group of people or things
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: bunch