Benny

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Shortened from the given name Benjamin.

Proper noun[edit]

Benny ( plural Bennys )

  1. A male nickname for Benjamin.

Etymology 2[edit]

Shortened from the given names Bernice and Bernadette.

Proper noun[edit]

Benny ( plural Bennys )

  1. A female nickname for Bernice or Bernadette.

Etymology 3[edit]

From the name of a dull-witted character in the British soap opera Crossroads

Noun[edit]

Benny (plural Bennies)

  1. (UK, slang) A stupid or dull-witted person.
  2. (UK, slang) A temper tantrum

Etymology 4[edit]

From the name of Benjamin Franklin, whose portrait is on the bill

Noun[edit]

Benny (plural Bennies)

  1. (US) A one-hundred-dollar bill.

Danish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benny

  1. A male given name borrowed from English; in Scandinavia often associated with Benedict which is traditionally more popular than Benjamin.

Swedish[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Benny

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.