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dunny

[duhn-ee]
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noun, plural dun·nies. Australian Slang.
  1. an outside privy; outhouse.
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Origin of dunny

1780–90; shortening of earlier dial. and criminal argot dunnekin outhouse, of obscure origin
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Examples from the Web for dunny

Historical Examples

  • "Oh, I'll win all right," said Mrs. Dunny, smiling around at the audience.

    One Out of Ten

    J. Anthony Ferlaine

  • "You don't really mean that, Dunny," I said firmly, continuing my dinner.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti

  • Dunny lowered his accusing finger and tapped it on the cloth.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti

  • Dunny accompanied me in the taxicab, but was less talkative than usual.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti

  • Dunny was right, however; the conversation had exhausted me.

    The Firefly Of France

    Marion Polk Angellotti


British Dictionary definitions for dunny

dunny

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

C20: of obscure origin; but see dunnakin
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