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[guhn-ee] /ˈgʌn i/

noun, plural gunnies.
a strong, coarse material made commonly from jute, especially for bags or sacks; burlap.
noun (mainly US) (pl) -nies
a coarse hard-wearing fabric usually made from jute and used for sacks, etc
Also called gunny sack. a sack made from this fabric

1711, Anglo-Indian goney “coarse fabric,” from Hindi goni, from Sanskrit goni “sack.” Gunny sack attested by 1862.



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