dunny

[duhn-ee]
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noun, plural dun·nies. Australian Slang.

an outside privy; outhouse.

Nearby words

  1. dunne,
  2. dunnite,
  3. dunno,
  4. dunnock,
  5. dunnville,
  6. dunois,
  7. dunois, jean, comte de,
  8. dunoon,
  9. duns scotus,
  10. duns scotus, john

Origin of dunny

1780–90; shortening of earlier dial. and criminal argot dunnekin outhouse, of obscure origin

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British Dictionary definitions for dunny

dunny

noun plural -nies

Scot dialect a cellar or basement
dialect another word for dunnakin
Australian and NZ informal
  1. an outside lavatory
  2. (as modifier)a dunny roll; a dunny seat

Word Origin for dunny

C20: of obscure origin; but see dunnakin

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