Definition of chunni in English:

chunni

noun

  • another term for dupatta
    • ‘They wiped their eyes with the corners of their chunnis, weeping for joy at his success and the sorrowful knowledge he would not come back.’
    • ‘‘Instead of draping the chunni gracefully, I kept clutching on it and stood stiff,’ she says laughing.’
    • ‘She has been holding on to my chunni just as I have instructed her and as we settle down, I crane my neck to see if I can spot the Pakistani woman across the divide.’
    • ‘She was leaning against the door, her head and face half-covered with her chunni, only exposing her big brown eyes.’

Origin

From Punjabi.

Pronunciation

chunni

/ˈtʃʊni/