johnny

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Alternative letter-case form of Johnny, diminutive of John.

Noun[edit]

johnny ‎(plural johnnies)

  1. (slang) A condom.
  2. (New Zealand, pejorative) An inexperienced new worker, usually an immigrant.
    • 1913, Katherine Mansfield, "Millie":
      Willie Cox said they found him in the barn, shot bang through the head, and the young English johnny who'd been on the station learning farming - disappeared.
  3. A hospital gown: a gown with a back opening closed with snaps or ties, worn by hospital patients.
  4. (US, slang, dated) Synonym of john: a toilet, lavatory, outhouse, or chamber pot.

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