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gunnysack

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noun gun·ny·sack \ˈgə-nē-ˌsak\

Simple Definition of gunnysack

  • : a large bag made of rough, heavy cloth (such as burlap)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of gunnysack

  1. :  a sack made of a coarse heavy fabric (as burlap)

Origin and Etymology of gunnysack

gunny coarse fabric, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Hindi gon sack, Punjabi gūṇī


First Known Use: 1799


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