Dictionary.com

gunyah

[ guhn-yuh ]
/ ˈgʌn yə /
Save This Word!

noun Australian.
an Aboriginal hut or shelter.
any crude bush hut or shelter.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can’t figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of gunyah

First recorded in 1790–1800, gunyah is from the Dharuk word gu-n'i
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use gunyah in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for gunyah

gunyah
/ (ˈɡʌnjə) /

noun
Australian a bush hut or shelter

Word Origin for gunyah

C19: from a native Australian language
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK