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bunny chow, noun phrase

Origin:
Hindi, Gujerati, English, ChineseShow more bunny probably adaptation of Hindi banya, from Gujerati vaniya one of a Hindi caste of merchants and traders + chow food (colloquial English, from Chinese); see G. Varma quotation 1984.
A take-away food consisting of a hollowed-out half-loaf of bread filled with vegetable or meat curry. Also attributive.
Note:
Especially common in Natal.
1972 Notice in shop window, DurbanBunny chow 20 cents.
1992 Handbill, GrahamstownNow open. Houston’s take-aways...Toasted sandwiches...Bunny chows...Samp & Beans.
A take-away food consisting of a hollowed-out half-loaf of bread filled with vegetable or meat curry. Also attributive.

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