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Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviated from Benzedrine


benny (plural bennies)

  1. (slang) An amphetamine tablet.
  2. (Britain, slang) A tantrum; a fit of furious or erratic behaviour.
    • 2001, "Neil Davey", Sacked Referees (on newsgroup
      BTW, you might like to see what happens to CM00-01 when one of your sticks of memory decides to have a benny:
    • 2010, Ian Sansom, The Bad Book Affair
      'Like I told the police, I think she's just having a benny.'
    • 2011, Kate Morgan, Wicked Games, page 34:
      "Stop having a benny, Liam." Gwen was getting agitated. Liam was failing miserably at his attempts to get Casey to back down.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviation of benefit

Alternative forms[edit]


benny (plural bennies)

  1. (informal) A benefit.
    • 2001, Scott Edwards, Programming and Customizing the Basic Stamp Computer, page 158:
      A benny of using an older modem is that it usually includes a good manual on the AT command set.
    • 2004, Mary Foley, Bodac!ous woman: outrageously in charge of your life and lovin' it!, page 100:
      A "benny" of being curious and continuing to learn and grow is that you []
    • 2000, Approach, volume 45, number 5, page 22:
      After depositing the larger items at the post office for the free ride home (a benny of being overseas: free mail), we headed back to the plane.