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bunny chow Line breaks: bunny chow

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Definition of bunny chow in English:


(In South Africa) a takeaway food consisting of a hollowed-out half loaf of bread filled with vegetable or meat curry.
Example sentences
  • In my family no Durban holiday was complete without sitting on the beach eating a bunny chow, inhaling quickly over curled tongues to cool our mouths.
  • Izza, your evening of bunny chows with chutney sounds divine.
  • We spent the past weekend down in KwaZulu Natal, home of millions of restless Zulu warriors, bunny chows, and humidity.


Probably from Hindi banyā, from Gujarati vaniya, denoting one of a Hindu caste of merchants, + chow in the sense 'food'.

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