Definition of blunnies in English:


plural noun

  • 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’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Blunnies are old faithful boots that last for years and years and never let you down!’
    • ‘Oh, well, my blunnies get me out and back again.’
    • ‘Longshoremen and construction workers sporting fluorescent vests and dusty blunnies rub shoulders with office workers in their smart suits and shiny shoes.’
    • ‘I put the mower together, slipped on the blunnies, then spent a couple of hours mowing, raking, and shearing in the sunshine.’
    • ‘This means the days of blunnies simply being a pair of hard-wearing work boots might be numbered.’
    • ‘No worries—your Blunnies will go the distance!’
    • ‘I love my blunnies, and I wear them for work every day.’
    • ‘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.’


1980s: from the brand name Blundstone.