- a coarse, heavy fabric of jute or hemp, used for sacks
Origin of gunnyHindi gōnī, gunny bag ; from Sanskrit a sack
A coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp, used especially for bags or sacks. See Note at gunnysack.
Origin of gunnyHindi go&nlowdot;ī, from Sanskrit, sack, probably feminine of Pali go&nlowdot;a-, ox; see gwou- in Indo-European roots.
(usually uncountable, plural gunnies)
- (uncountable) A coarse heavy fabric made of jute or hemp.
- (countable) A gunny sack.
- (countable, informal) A gunnery sergeant.
A shortening of gunnery sergeant