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The Collaborative International Dictionary

Gunny \Gun"ny\ (g[u^]n"n[y^]), n., Gunny cloth \Gun"ny cloth`\(kl[o^]th`; 115). [Hind. go[.n], go[.n][imac], a sack, sacking.] A strong, coarse kind of sacking, made from the fibers (called jute) of two plants of the genus Corchorus ( C. olitorius and C. capsularis), of India. The fiber is also used in the manufacture of cordage.

Gunny bag or Gunny sack, a sack made of gunny or burlap, used for coarse commodities. In the southern U. S. similar sacks are called crocus sack, croker sack, towsack, and grass sack.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

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


Etymology 1 n. 1 (context uncountable English) A coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp. 2 (context countable English) A gunny sack. Etymology 2

n. (context countable informal English) A gunnery sergeant.


n. coarse jute fabric [syn: burlap]


Usage examples of "gunny".

And I want the CIA gunny named Starr, and that PLO goatherd you call Mr.

Gunny was still breathing but he had a gash the size of a forearm in his side, the heavy blow from the orc having smashed the loricated plate in.

Gunny said that if our men and dogs master these obstructions, they would be able to handle almost anything they would find in combat.

Gunny figured that with twenty-four scout dogs in each platoon we should have them all through in about two weeks.

Gunny Holdren set up ambushes and defensive positions in other parts of the woods and in fields, and the men and dogs went on patrol after patrol.

Night problems--always difficult for ordinary Marines--were a cinch: the dogs could alert when humans were as far away as several hundred yards, a feat that amazed Gunny Holdren.

Hooker would be led by some of the Diaspran veterans, under the command of Krindi Fain, with the human Marinesled by Gunny Jinas emergency backup.

One live mortar shell had outdone Gunny Holdren, Barnowsky, Taylor and me.

Bass, then picked up his seabag and stomped back to report to Gunny Mason.

Gunny Readyknob and the other Foragers stressed that Alacrity and Floyt were obligated to let the Sockwallets know to whom they owed revenge.

Gunny Sullivan sent him off to see Allahbut we got two live ones and they talked some, gave us some good information, the Intel guys told me.

Unlike Gunny Thatcher, he wasn't at all unhappy about Company L not being the first unit in 34th FIST to use the Tweed Hull Breacher.

Corporal Doyle squawked when Top Myer told him Gunny Thatcher had arranged for him to operate the controls of the Tweed Hull Breacher if they had to conduct a hostile boarding of the Marquis de Rien.

But Gunny Thatcher was determined, so as often as he and Sergeant Souavi could cobble together scrap metal to simulate an airlock hatch, the company worked with the breaching equipment.

An' then we lit the fuse 'n' clumb out 'n' got off 'bout fifty yards--'n' forgot 'n' left Tom Quartz sound asleep on the gunny sack.