- a female given name, form of Jennifer.
- spinning jenny.
- the female of certain animals, especially a female donkey or a female bird: a jenny wren.
Origin of jenny1
First recorded in 1590–1600; generic use of Jenny, proper name
Origin of jenny2
shortening and alteration of Genoa
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Examples from the Web for jennies
There never could have been two Jennies in this wicked old world.The Girls of St. Wode's
L. T. Meade
About a mile above the mound are the remains of what was known as Jennies island.Myths of the Cherokee
“Travellers” and “jennies” are, of course, terms of engineering.The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)
Robert Louis Stevenson
They are not going to make you a colonel right away, are they, like Jennies beau?
With Jennies aid she lifted the wounded girl and placed her on her narrow bed.
C17: from the name Jenny, diminutive of Jane
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Word Origin and History for jennies
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