1. any lavatory; also attrib.; thus dunny cart, a vehicle used to remove excrement; dunny man, a night-soil cleaner; dunny roll, lavatory paper.
2. an outside lavatory or privy; also attrib.
[1980s+] (Aus.) a term of abuse.
[1990s+] (Aus.) a fly.
[1960s+] a latrine cleaner.
[1980s+] (Aus./N.Z.) a cunning person.
see bang like a shithouse door (in a gale) under bang v.1
[2000s] (N.Z.) failed, disastrous .
[2000s] (N.Z.) to act in a panicky, nervous manner.
see out on its/one’s own like a country shithouse under shithouse n.