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Why was Bonnie Prince Charlie called "Bonnie"?

Question #68222. Asked by Allergic2Life.

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Jul 14 2006, 10:54 AM
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It's worth pointing out that, according to the OED, the Scots word "bonnie" or "bonny," meaning "pleasing or attractive," may have been derived from the Old French or Middle English "bon" or "bone" for "good."

Jul 14 2006, 5:26 PM
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