sunnies

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From sunglasses + -ie (diminutive suffix), retaining the plural form.

Noun[edit]

sunnies (plural only)

  1. (Australia, New Zealand, UK, informal) Sunglasses.
    • 2005, Dave Franklin, Manic Streets of Perth, 2011, unnumbered page,
      She took off her sunnies and polished them, a little vigorously.
    • 2008, Janet Fife-Yeomans, Heath: A Family′s Tale, page 97,
      With Heath wearing a black beanie and his trademark sunnies, the couple arrived in Perth at 12.20 p.m. after flying in from the US via Sydney.
    • 2009, Susan Lyons, Sex Drive, Kensington Press, US, page 160,
      “Sunscreen for you.” Her skin was a light golden brown. “And sunnies and a hat.” He slipped on his own sunglasses.
    • 2009, Justine Vaisutis, Australia, Lonely Planet, page 525,
      Bring the Prada sunnies, the papers and an appetite if you′re heading here for breakfast.
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

sunnies

  1. (US, colloquial) plural form of sunny (sunfish or sunperch)
    As a kid, he remembered catching sunnies with a cane pole and garden worms in the stream behind the house.