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Benny

[ben-ee]
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noun
  1. JackBenjamin Kubelsky, 1894–1974, U.S. comedian.
  2. a male given name, form of Benjamin.
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British Dictionary definitions for jack benny

benny1

noun plural -nies
  1. old-fashioned, slang an amphetamine tablet, esp benzedrine: a stimulant

Word Origin

C20: shortened from Benzedrine

benny2

noun plural -nies
  1. US slang a man's overcoat

Word Origin

C19: from Benjamin, perhaps from a tailor's name

Benny

noun
  1. Jack, real name Benjamin Kubelsky . 1894–1974, US comedian
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