gunnysack
noun Etymology: gunny coarse fabric, of Indo-Aryan origin; akin to Hindi gon sack, Punjabi gūṇī Date: 1799 a sack made of a coarse heavy fabric (as burlap)

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  • gunnysack — gun·ny·sack (gŭn’ē săk′) n. Chiefly Western US ▸ A bag or sack made of gunny. Also called regionally crocus sack, croker sack, tow bag, tow sack. Word History: A large sack made from loosely woven, coarse material goes by a variety of names in… …   Word Histories

  • gunnysack — /gun ee sak /, n. a sack made of gunny or burlap. Also called gunny bag /gun ee bag /. [1860 65; GUNNY + SACK1] Regional Variation. CROCUS SACK, CROKER SACK, GRASS SACK, and TOWSACK are widely used in the Southern U.S. as synonyms for GUNNYSACK;… …   Universalium

  • gunnysack — gun|ny|sack [ˈgʌnisæk] n AmE [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: gunny type of rough cloth (18 20 centuries) (from Hindi gani) + sack] a large bag made from rough material and used for storing grain, coal, potatoes etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • gunnysack — n. burlap sack, sack made from gunny …   English contemporary dictionary

  • gunnysack — noun (C) AmE a large bag made from hemp, in which coal, potatoes etc are stored …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • gunnysack — gun•ny•sack [[t]ˈgʌn iˌsæk[/t]] n. a sack made of gunny or burlap …   From formal English to slang

  • gunnysack — noun a bag made of burlap • Syn: ↑gunny sack, ↑burlap bag • Hypernyms: ↑bag …   Useful english dictionary

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  • grass sack — noun Midland : a burlap bag : gunnysack * * * South Midland U.S. a gunnysack. Regional Variation. See gunnysack …   Useful english dictionary

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