benny

1
[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun, plural ben·nies. Slang.

Benzedrine, especially in tablet form.
any amphetamine tablet.

Origin of benny

1
1950–55, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of Benzedrine; see -y2

Definition for bennies (2 of 3)

benny2
[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun

Definition for bennies (3 of 3)

benne

or ben·ny

[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun

Southern U.S., especially South Carolina, and Bahamian English. the sesame plant or its seeds.

Origin of benne

1760–70, Americanism; < Wolof, Malinke bene
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British Dictionary definitions for bennies (1 of 4)

benne
/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun

another name for sesame
benne oil the edible oil obtained from sesame seeds

Word Origin for benne

C18: from Malay bene; compare Bambara bene

British Dictionary definitions for bennies (2 of 4)

benny1
/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

old-fashioned, slang an amphetamine tablet, esp benzedrine: a stimulant

Word Origin for benny

C20: shortened from Benzedrine

British Dictionary definitions for bennies (3 of 4)

benny2
/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

US slang a man's overcoat

Word Origin for benny

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

British Dictionary definitions for bennies (4 of 4)

Benny
/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun

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