a male given name, form of Daniel.

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Contemporary Examples of danny

Historical Examples of danny

  • Danny dear, perhaps it will interest the Marquis if you should take him over the house.

  • It looked as though Danny wasn't going to "get" Mattup after all.

    Goodbye, Dead Man!

    Tom W. Harris

  • "The hell with you," Danny said to Mattup, and gave him a dime and a penny.

    Goodbye, Dead Man!

    Tom W. Harris

  • We scrambled on the bus and as it pulled away Danny yelled "Hey, Buster, look!"

    Goodbye, Dead Man!

    Tom W. Harris

  • Those who accompanied him were Danny Jarvis and “fighting” Mike.

    The Law-Breakers

    Ridgwell Cullum

British Dictionary definitions for danny



noun plural -nies

dialect the hand (used esp when addressing children)

Word Origin for danny

probably from dandy, childish pronunciation of hand
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Word Origin and History for danny


familiar form of proper name Daniel.

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