Definition of gunny in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈɡʌni

noun (plural gunnies)

[mass noun] chiefly North American
1Coarse sacking, typically made of jute fibre.
1.1 [count noun] (also gunnysack) A sack made of gunny.
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  • J.R. had just read this article in the San Antonio Express-News in which two University of Texas professors claim that in West Texas we refer to burlap bags as gunnysacks whereas in East Texas they are known as croaker sacks.
  • While some cover their heads with plastic bags or gunnysacks, some simply give into the rain and let the hair down.
  • Overstuffed gunnysacks are squeezed through windows, and cash hurriedly changes hands as traders rush to unload their goods before the train leaves the station.


early 18th century: from Marathi gōnī, from Sanskrit goṇī 'sack'.

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