nunny bag

noun

Canadian a small sealskin haversack, used chiefly in Newfoundland

Nearby words

  1. nunhood,
  2. nunivak,
  3. nunn,
  4. nunnation,
  5. nunnery,
  6. nuoc mam,
  7. nupe,
  8. nupercaine,
  9. nuptial,
  10. nuptial mass

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.