dunny


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dunny

(ˈdʌnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Building) dialect Scot a cellar or basement
2. (Furniture) dialect another word for dunnakin
3. informal
a. an outside lavatory
b. (as modifier): a dunny roll; a dunny seat.
[C20: of obscure origin; but see dunnakin]
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dunny

noun (Austral. & old-fashioned N.Z. informal) toilet, lavatory, bathroom, loo (Brit. informal), W.C., bog (slang), Gents or Ladies, can (U.S. & Canad. slang), john (slang, chiefly U.S. & Canad.), head(s) (Nautical slang), throne (informal), closet, privy, cloakroom (Brit.), urinal, latrine, washroom, powder room, crapper (taboo slang), water closet, khazi (slang), pissoir (French), little boy's room or little girl's room (informal), (public) convenience people who don't wash their hands after using the dunny
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dunny

[ˈdʌnɪ] N (Australia) → retrete m, wáter m
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We let them back into it after that, but overall Dunny (goalkeeper Chris Dunn) has only had one save to make.
We let them back into it after that but overall Dunny [goalkeeper Chris Dunn] has only had one save to make.
I've slid all the way from being potential prime minister to dunny duty pretty quick" - Kezia Dugdale, above, former Scottish Labour leader, on being assigned the task of cleaning her camp in I'm A Celebrity .
I've slid all the way from being potential prime minister to dunny duty pretty quick" - Kezia Dugdale, former Scottish Labour leader, on being assigned the task of cleaning her camp in I'm A Celebrity .
That same night, Hayley finds Dunny, Fraser's mute brother who is prone to wandering away, on the edge of the cliffs, moaning to the water.
Did as told and left the dunny because Lady C didn't like her waiting outside.
3/5 Susannah Constantine Did as she was told and vacated dunny because Lady C didn't like her waiting outside.
Fraser and his little brother Dunny have grown up on a remote Scottish Island, so they are used to a certain level of adventure.
The officer leading the investigation, Det Insp Dunny McCubben said: "I am looking for a number of people in connection with the robbery and, as such, am keen to hear from anyone with information about the incident.
Willo did his stuff, telling Dunny that the next time he had a drink of water he would think it was 100% alcohol and he would be instantly drunk, but at that stage Dunny cracked up laughing, told Willo it was a load of rubbish and came back to join the lads.
Bitchy: Lucy By the time we were reduced to enduring the dunny whodunnit it was clear how desperate the situation had become.
The Eugene Symphony has elected a new board president, Dunny Sorensen; vice president, Matthew Shapiro; board member, Zachary Blalack; and two new advisory council members.