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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 ?
Of course every boat-hand fixed a gunny sack and put it on like a bonnet, the way they do when they are toting wood, and we got one for Jake, and he slipped down aft with his hand-bag and come tramping forrard just like the rest, and walked ashore with them, and when we see him pass out of the light of the torch-basket and get swallowed up in the dark, we got our breath again and just felt grateful and splendid.
I feel more like a citizen of the world at the sight of the palm-leaf which will cover so many flaxen New England heads the next summer, the Manilla hemp and cocoanut husks, the old junk, gunny bags, scrap iron, and rusty nails.
KHAIRPUR -- A few unidentified people torched the stock of the gunny bags at the agricultural lands of Mumtaz Phulpoto in village Hassan Phulpoto on Monday.
HYDERABAD -- An inspector was arrested and two senior food officials as well as all other accused in a Rs1.46bn bardana (gunny bags) fled the court of the special anti-corruption judge (provincial) on Thursday when their pleas for pre-arrest bail were rejected.
SILANWALI -- Food Inspector Meher Umar Hayat laali here on Thursday said the wheat procurement process continued successfully in the city and at least 60,000 gunny bags were purchased at wheat procurement centres.
KASUR -- The wheat procurement and gunny bags distribution drive kicked off at 14 main centers in the city under the special directives of Punjab government on Wednesday.
LAHORE -- Farmers submitted 2,329 applications for gunny bags on second day of wheat procurement drive in Lahore district.
The Agriculture ministry has given the National Cereals and Produce Board approval to buy two million gunny bags for Sh175 million.
RAJANPUR: Deputy Commission (DC) Rajanpur, Muhammad Altaf Baloch chaired a meeting regarding wheat procurement and distribution of gunny bags in the district here on Wednesday.
The meeting decided that receiving of applications for the distribution of gunny bags will be started from April 8 till April 15 and the distribution of gunny bags will commence from April 21.
Summary: Rameswaram (Tamil Nadu) [India], March 12(ANI): Tamil Nadu police on Tuesday confiscated two gunny bags of Cannabis which were found floating in the sea near Dhanushkodi area.
This is after the National Cereals and Produce Board (NCPB) revealed it is facing an acute shortage of gunny bags in more than 30 depots countrywide, slowing down maize deliveries to stores.