nunny bag

/ (ˈnʌnɪ) /


Canadian a small sealskin haversack, used chiefly in Newfoundland

Word Origin for nunny bag

C19 nunny, probably from Scottish dialect noony luncheon, from noon
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Examples from the Web for nunny bag

  • An if you got your mothers Bible in your nunny-bag, or anything like that you wants t save, you better fetch it, says he.

    Every Man for Himself|Norman Duncan
  • He halted at the edge of it to eat a bit of the hard bread and dried venison in his nunny-bag.