hinny

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin hinnus – possibly cognate with hinnire (to whinny).

Noun[edit]

hinny (plural hinnies)

  1. The hybrid offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a she-ass (female donkey).
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Etymology 2[edit]

Alteration of whinny, which is onomatopoeic.

Verb[edit]

hinny (third-person singular simple present hinnies, present participle hinnying, simple past and past participle hinnied)

  1. To whinny

Etymology 3[edit]

From standard English honey.

Noun[edit]

hinny (plural hinnies)

  1. (Geordie) A term of endearment usually for women.

References[edit]

  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967
  • The New Geordie Dictionary, Frank Graham, 1987, ISBN 0946928118
  • Northumberland Words, English Dialect Society, R. Oliver Heslop, 1893–4[1]
  • Newcastle 1970s, Scott Dobson and Dick Irwin, [2]