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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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Their winning range called 'Dunnies with a Difference' include designs such as the Rustic Cottage, the London Telephone Box, Brighton Beach House, and a VIP unit.
But the sweeping statement that the junior game is dying should be consigned to one of those dark and dingy dunnies.
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Bits of Australian slang (fairy toast, dunnies) shouldn't slow readers down much, and they'll find Josie's concerns about family, friends, boys, and identity easy to relate to.
Water tanks, sheds and outhouses were built, including the mysterious dunnies.
At intermission we would go to the dunnies to compare notes.
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As Ivy Koopundi notes in Wright's Plains of Promise, a girl's home at St Dominic's mission in a hut made of 'corrugated iron, one-room huts that looked like slight enlargements of outdoor dunnies' was the polar opposite of the missionary's wife's home she was told to clean:
Loved and missed, today, tomorrow and forever A Celebration of his life to be held at Springwood Crematorium on Wednesday 3rd January at 12:30, then on to Dunnies Social Club, Speke, L24 1UG.