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gunnysack

[ guhn-ee-sak ]
/ ˈgʌn iˌsæk /
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noun
a sack made of gunny or burlap.
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Also called gun·ny-bag [guhn-ee-bag] /ˈgʌn iˌbæg/ .

Origin of gunnysack

First recorded in 1860–65; gunny + sack1

regional variations of gunnysack

Crocus sack, croker sack, grass sack, and towsack are widely used in Southern U.S. English 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 United States. Barley sack is used in the Southwest, especially in California.
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