- an outside privy; outhouse.
Origin of dunny
1780–90; shortening of earlier dial. and criminal argot dunnekin outhouse, of obscure origin
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"Oh, I'll win all right," said Mrs. Dunny, smiling around at the audience.One Out of Ten
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"You don't really mean that, Dunny," I said firmly, continuing my dinner.
Dunny lowered his accusing finger and tapped it on the cloth.
Dunny accompanied me in the taxicab, but was less talkative than usual.
Dunny was right, however; the conversation had exhausted me.
- Scot dialect a cellar or basement
- dialect another word for dunnakin
- Australian and NZ informal
- an outside lavatory
- (as modifier)a dunny roll; a dunny seat
C20: of obscure origin; but see dunnakin
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