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gunny

[guhn-ee] /ˈgʌn i/
noun, plural gunnies.
1.
a strong, coarse material made commonly from jute, especially for bags or sacks; burlap.
Origin
1705-1715
1705-15; < Hindi gonī < Sanskrit: sack, perhaps orig. of hide; cf. gaur
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Examples from the web for gunny
  • The chests were sealed with pitch, sewn into gunny or hides and sent for trading or to market.
  • The effect of incubation of water-soaked seed under gunny bag cover on the incidence of loose smut in wheat.
British Dictionary definitions for gunny

gunny

/ˈɡʌnɪ/
noun (mainly US) (pl) -nies
1.
a coarse hard-wearing fabric usually made from jute and used for sacks, etc
2.
Also called gunny sack. a sack made from this fabric
Word Origin
C18: from Hindi gōnī, from Sanskrit gonī sack, probably of Dravidian origin
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Word Origin and History for gunny
n.

1711, Anglo-Indian goney "coarse fabric," from Hindi goni, from Sanskrit goni "sack." Gunny sack attested by 1862.

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Slang definitions & phrases for gunny

gunny

noun
  1. A gunnery sergeant: Whenever you try to explain something, the gunny accuses you of trying to skate (1940s+ Marine Corps)
  2. An armed criminal: Tell us the rest about the two gunnies
  3. A proponent of gun possession: How did gunnies cling so ferociously to beliefs that were completely at odds with majority opinion?/ Or, as gunnies on the Internet chat group rec.guns put it (1950s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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