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gun·ny

 (gŭn′ē)
n.
A coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp, used especially for bags or sacks. See Note at gunnysack.

[Hindi goṇī, from Sanskrit, sack, probably feminine of Pali goṇa-, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.]

gunny

(ˈɡʌnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Textiles) a coarse hard-wearing fabric usually made from jute and used for sacks, etc
2. (Textiles) Also called: gunnysack a sack made from this fabric
[C18: from Hindi gōnī, from Sanskrit gonī sack, probably of Dravidian origin]

gun•ny

(ˈgʌn i)

n., pl. -nies.
a strong coarse material made commonly from jute, esp. for bags or sacks; burlap.
[1705–15; < Hindi]

gunny

- From Sanskrit goni, "sack," it is the material used for sacks, made from jute or sunn-hemp.
See also related terms for sack.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.gunny - coarse jute fabricgunny - coarse jute fabric      
bagging, sacking - coarse fabric used for bags or sacks
Translations

gunny

[ˈgʌnɪ] Narpillera f (also gunny bag, gunny sack) → saco m de yute

gunny

nSackleinen nt
References in classic literature ?
Early next morning I saw him go by with a dip-net and gunnysack, and Bellona trotting at his heels.
Responding to a calling attention notice moved by Chaudhary Nazir Ahmad and others, Parliamentary Secretary for National Food Security Rajab Ali Baloch told the House that 215 centres were set up across the country for the distribution of gunnysacks amongst the growers during the wheat-harvesting season.
Mama brought out the "emergency" rice we stored in gunnysacks under the bed and we had a feast of just plain rice with soy sauce until we almost burst.
We'd gather our bows on a summer evening, along with a couple old gunnysacks, and go frog'n.
The police said two trussed dead bodies stuffed in the gunnysacks were found lying near Baloch Hotel turn located in Hassan Squire's Liaquatabad area.
We brought the two little squealing piglets to their home in the back of my husband's work truck via two very loud gunnysacks.
Male maniacs hang women up on meat hooks, terrorize them with chainsaws, bind them with ropes, stuff them in gunnysacks and then in meat grinders.
Meanwhile, rejecting investigation and autopsy reports in the suo moto case about frequent recovery and dumping of bodies in gunnysacks in and around Peshwar and its adjoining districts, the Peshawar High Court (PHC) has warned the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments to ensure an immediate end to the practice or else the court would be compelled to issue orders that might result in the fall of these governments.
He took gunnysacks and went to the grove to pick up pheasants, and then he'd bring them to the basement.
And, in a scene that could have come out of an old-time adventure novel, Lano described how his wife kept attacking timber wolves at bay as they crossed a frozen Minnesota prairie by igniting a stream of gasoline-soaked gunnysacks from their sleigh.
As the guru of the free kids' activities, it was her job to secure and find freezers for 500 popsicles, handed out freely to the youngsters who participate in the events; gunnysacks for the sack races, and 120 eggs for the egg toss.