gunyah

[ guhn-yuh ]
/ ˈgʌn yə /
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noun Australian.

an aboriginal hut or shelter.
any crude bush hut or shelter.

Nearby words

  1. gunter's chain,
  2. gunter, edmund,
  3. gunther,
  4. guntur,
  5. gunwale,
  6. guo moruo,
  7. guppy,
  8. gupta,
  9. gur,
  10. gurdjieff

Origin of gunyah

First recorded in 1790–1800, gunyah is from the Dharuk word gu-n'i

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British Dictionary definitions for gunyah

gunyah

/ (ˈɡʌnjə) /

noun

Australian a bush hut or shelter

Word Origin for gunyah

C19: from a native Australian language

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