benny

[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun, plural ben·nies.Slang.

Benzedrine, especially in tablet form.
any amphetamine tablet.

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Origin of benny

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

Definition for benny (2 of 2)

Benny
[ ben-ee ]
/ ˈbɛn i /

noun

Jack Benjamin Kubelsky, 1894–1974, U.S. comedian.
a male given name, form of Benjamin.
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British Dictionary definitions for benny (1 of 3)

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 benny (2 of 3)

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 benny (3 of 3)

Benny
/ (ˈbɛnɪ) /

noun

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