gunny-bag

gunnysack

[guhn-ee-sak]
noun
a sack made of gunny or burlap.
Also called gunny-bag [guhn-ee-bag] .


Origin:
1860–65; gunny + sack1


Crocus sack, croker sack, grass sack, and towsack are widely used in the Southern U.S. as synonyms for gunnysack; crocus sack is used especially in the South Atlantic States and croker sack in the Gulf States, while grass sack and towsack are used especially in the South Midland U.S. Barley sack is a Southwestern U.S. term, used especially in California.
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gunnysack

noun
a bag made of burlap 
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