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
Translations

dunny

[ˈdʌnɪ] N (Australia) → retrete m, wáter m
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It came after Peter took Jordan off to the bushtuckers' dunny in the Aussie camp on Thursday - the only place the TV cameras can't follow contestants.
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My mobile rang and it was Dunny, crying his eyes out and sniffing away, saying: 'You all right Sav?
Did as told and left the dunny because Lady C didn't like her waiting outside.
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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.
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