Definition of moorpunky in US English:

moorpunky

noun

Anglo-Indian
historical
  • In India: a kind of pleasure boat used on the River Ganges, built in the shape of a peacock.

Origin

Mid 18th century. From Hindi mor-paṅkhī, lit. ‘resembling a peacock's wing’ from mor-paṅkh peacock's wing (from mor peacock (from Sanskrit mayūra) + -paṅkh wing) + -ī, feminine suffix forming adjectives.

Pronunciation

moorpunky

/mɔːˈpʌŋki/