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dunny

noun 1. an outside toilet, found in unsewered areas, usually at some distance from the house it serves and consisting of a small shed furnished with a lavatory seat placed over a sanitary can: all alone like a country dunny.
2. a toilet.
3. a sanitary can. [shortened form of British dialect dunnakin, dunnaken, from dannaken, from danna dung + ken place]
Editor's comments: Are there any regional terms out there for this great Australian institution?

Contributor's comments: Dunny is also used in Melbourne as slang for a toilet of any kind. I've been told by a Scottish person that it originates from Scotland where it's used in the same way.