One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Stout leather boots with elasticated panels at the ankles.‘tradespeople across the country love their blunnies’‘my attire was black leggings, black blunnies, and a soft black turtleneck sweater’
- ‘This means the days of blunnies simply being a pair of hard-wearing work boots might be numbered.’
- ‘Oh, well, my blunnies get me out and back again.’
- ‘No worries—your Blunnies will go the distance!’
- ‘Indeed, real chooks do appear in these novels as part of the scenery, as do other features of outback life—utes, kelpies, cattle, and blunnies.’
- ‘The dust is being dumped over the windscreen, and all you can see is black, with a loud bang to boot, which scares the blunnies off your toes.’
- ‘She was confused with the word 'blundies' until she realized that he was referring to the famous Tasmanian work boots which Australians commonly refer to as blunnies.’
- ‘Longshoremen and construction workers sporting fluorescent vests and dusty blunnies rub shoulders with office workers in their smart suits and shiny shoes.’
- ‘I love my blunnies, and I wear them for work every day.’
- ‘I put the mower together, slipped on the blunnies, then spent a couple of hours mowing, raking, and shearing in the sunshine.’
- ‘Blunnies are old faithful boots that last for years and years and never let you down!’
1980s: from the brand name Blundstone.
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