Definitions

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  • n. A merchant or trader.

Etymologies

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From Hindi, from Gujarati

Examples

  • The bunnia chattered like an outraged ape; but King, the person most entitled to be angry, actually apologized!

    In The Time Of Light

  • A Northerner who did not seem to understand Punjabi almost cost King his balance as he thrust broad shoulders between him and the bunnia.

    In The Time Of Light

  • Punjabi almost cost King his balance as he thrust broad shoulders between him and the bunnia.

    King of the Khyber Rifles

  • He was with a Muhammadan bunnia, and was dressed to resemble one himself.

    Hira Singh : when India came to fight in Flanders

  • I dare not again take the law into my own hands, and speak to the seal-cutter; for certain am I that, not only would Suddhoo disbelieve me, but this step would end in the poisoning of Janoo, who is bound hand and foot by her debt to the _bunnia_.

    Indian Tales

  • I dare not tell, do anything, or get anything done, because I am in debt to Bhagwan Dass the bunnia for two gold rings and a heavy anklet.

    Indian Tales

  • Simla Bazar in his morning rides, and played with the monkey belonging to Ditta Mull, the _bunnia_, and listened, as a child listens, to all the stray talk about this new freak of the _Lord

    The Kipling Reader Selections from the Books of Rudyard Kipling

  • What quarrel had the landholder with you, _bunnia?

    Soldiers Three

  • Oh, _bunnia, _ this shall be told for years against you!

    Soldiers Three

  • He took his books, and his pots, and his Mark, and became a _bunnia_ -- a money-lender -- in the long street of Isser Jang, near the gateway of the road that goes to

    Soldiers Three

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