caunie, gani, gaunie, kanné, kani [caw'ni, gan'i. gann'i] noun a hen, a chicken 19-. etymology: Romany; gani form collected by EMcC/PS and attested in Shelta; forms caunie and gaunie attested by Galloway and Perthshire and Argyleshire Tinkler-Gypsies, BS in TDITA and SS; form caunie also collected by Simson (1865) and attested by four of his informants; form kani collected by Joseph F G S Lucas from Kirk Yetholm Gypsies; form gani collected by RD note:

Smart & Crofton (1875) collected the form ‘kánni n., a hen a fowl’ from English Gypsies.

Canadian Paul Pope (2013) cites the forms gaunie, gahnee with the same meaning.