Definition of tunny in English:


Syllabification: tun·ny
Pronunciation: /ˈtənē
(also tunny fish)


(plural same or tunnies) chiefly British
1A tuna, especially the bluefin.
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  • During that time he had been the only angler to land a tunny fish by rod and line.
  • My grandfather owned a tunny boat that sailed out of Whitby each summer.
1.1Tuna as food.
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  • In those days the North Sea was full of tunny - the giant tuna - that were in gorging on shoals of herring and mackerel.
  • In eight days in 1952 he caught and landed seven tunny, totalling 4,581 lb.


mid 16th century: from French thon, via Latin from Greek thunnos.

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