Definitions

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  • n. banker, money lender
  • n. merchant, petty trader

Etymologies

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Examples

  • ‘Oh,’ said the bunniah, ‘I’ll tell you what we will do.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • Now the bunniah was very grasping, like most of his class, and was lamenting that he had had no chance of making any money that day; but at the sight of the man in front he brightened up wonderfully.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • Then the bunniah began running his thumb quickly up and down the fingers of his right hand, and his lips moved in quick calculation.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • One day a bunniah, [1] or banker, was walking along a country road when he overtook a farmer going in the same direction.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • After they had bid one another good day very politely, the bunniah said to the farmer: ‘I was just thinking how dull I felt, when I beheld you, but since we are going the same way, I shall find the road quite short in such agreeable company.’

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • Here the bunniah gasped as one who is out of breath, but the farmer looked at him slowly.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • ‘And your father,’ said the farmer, ‘a poor wretch, with hardly enough to keep body and soul together — (the bunniab snorted, but was silent) — came to my father, and he said, putting his hands together as humble as could be —’ The bunniah here flashed a furious glance at his companion, but bit his lips and held. his peace.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • ‘Wheat does when it gets a fair chance,’ said the bunniah.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • ‘Well?’ demanded the bunniah with fury in his eye.

    The Olive Fairy Book

  • After they had bid one another good day very politely, the bunniah said to the farmer:

    The Olive Fairy Book

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