Origin of gunnysack
Also called gun·ny-bag [guhn-ee-bag] /ˈgʌn iˌbæg/.
Regional variation note
Crocus sack, croker sack, grass sack, and towsack are widely used in the Southern U.S. as synonyms for gunnysack; crocus sack is used especially in the South Atlantic States and croker sack in the Gulf States, while grass sack and towsack are used especially in the South Midland U.S. Barley sack is a Southwestern U.S. term, used especially in California.
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