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 benny (2 of 6)

benny

2
[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun

Definition for benny (3 of 6)

Benny

[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun

JackBenjamin Kubelsky, 1894–1974, U.S. comedian.
a male given name, form of Benjamin.

Definition for benny (4 of 6)

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

Definition for benny (5 of 6)

Goodman

[ goo d-muh n ]
/ ˈgʊd mən /

noun

Benjamin DavidBenny, 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.

Definition for benny (6 of 6)

Carter

[ kahr-ter ]
/ ˈkɑr tər /

noun

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benny

1
/ (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 benny (2 of 7)

benny

2
/ (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 benny (3 of 7)

Benny

/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun

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

British Dictionary definitions for benny (4 of 7)

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 benny (5 of 7)

Carter

/ (ˈkɑːtə) /

noun

Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
Elliot (Cook). 1908–2012, US composer. His works include the Piano Sonata (1945–46), four string quartets, and other orchestral pieces: Pulitzer Prize 1960, 1973
Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002

British Dictionary definitions for benny (6 of 7)

goodman

/ (ˈɡʊdmən) /

noun plural -men archaic

a husband
a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
a master of a household

British Dictionary definitions for benny (7 of 7)

Goodman

/ (ˈɡʊdmən) /

noun

Benny, full name Benjamin David Goodman. 1909–86, US jazz clarinetist and bandleader, whose treatment of popular songs created the jazz idiom known as swing
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