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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
adjective Dun"ny
Deaf; stupid.
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From dun (“dusky brown”) +‎ -y (“forming adjectives of lesser degree”).

Probably from dun (“to ring”) +‎ -y (“forming adjectives of lesser degree”).

  1. (Britain dialect, pejorative euphemistic, obsolete) A dummy, an unintelligent person.
A dunny (outhouse) in Wolcha, New South Wales, Australia
  1. (Britain slang, obsolete) Alternative form of danna: shit. [From 1859.]
  2. (Australia and New Zealand slang, also dated Scotland and Northern England slang) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory. [From 1933.]
  3. (Australia and New Zealand slang) Any other place or fixture used for urination and defecation: a latrine; a lavatory; a toilet.
  4. (Scotland, Northern England, slang, dated) A passageway, particularly those connecting an outhouse to the main building.

A clipped form of English cant dunnakin (“outhouse”) + -y (“forming affectionate diminutives”). Dunnakin, dunnekin, etc. are of uncertain etymology, but probably from some form of English cant danna (“shit”) + ken (“pejorative slang for house”). The Scottish and North English senses may derive from Etymology 4 below, either under influence from English cant or as its original source.

  1. (Britain slang, obsolete) Alternative form of danna: shit. [From 1859.]
  2. (Australia and New Zealand slang, also dated Scotland and Northern England slang) An outhouse: an outbuilding used as a lavatory. [From 1933.]
  3. (Australia and New Zealand slang) Any other place or fixture used for urination and defecation: a latrine; a lavatory; a toilet.
  4. (Scotland, Northern England, slang, dated) A passageway, particularly those connecting an outhouse to the main building.

A clipped form of English dungeon + -y (“forming affectionate diminutives”).

  1. (Scotland, Northern England, slang, dated) A cellar, basement, or underground passage.

    Notable Persons Named Dunny

    Dunny was born on October 24th, 1929. Dunny is also known as Goode and William Frank. He passed away on June 1st, 2004.

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    Fun Facts about the name Dunny

    • When was the first name Dunny first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Dunny is Saturday, August 23rd, 1902.
    • How unique is the name Dunny? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Dunny. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
    • Weird things about the name Dunny: Your name in reverse order is Ynnud. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Nndyu. How do you pronounce that?

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    Past life for Dunny born Sep 9, 1959

    I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Eastern Australia approximately on 800. Your profession was map maker, astrologer, and astronomer.

    Psychologically, you were timid, constrained, and quiet. You had creative talents, waited until that life to be liberated. Sometimes environment considered you strange. It always seemed to you, that your perceptions of the world are somewhat different. Your lesson - to trust your intuition as your best guide in present life.

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