Origin of genet1
Origin of jennet
Examples from the Web for genet
Contemporary Examples of genet
There she met Janet Flanner, who would become a famed New Yorker correspondent “Genet”—for three decades.The Bookstore That Bewitched Mick Jagger, John Lennon, and Greta Garbo
December 16, 2014
After this debut, Goines continued to write at a furious pace, producing a body of work that echoed Celine, Genet, and Burroughs.The 10 Best Books About the Motor City
August 1, 2014
Historical Examples of genet
Genet had merely been an impracticable and impatient enthusiast.A History of the United States
Genet was at last got rid of, but the evil that he did lived after him.James Madison
Sydney Howard Gay
Genet was surprised, and inquired if the Congress were not the sovereign?Washington and the American Republic, Vol. 3.
Benson J. Lossing
Genet then threatened to pay for what he bought with drafts upon the Treasury.Alexander Hamilton
Charles A. Conant
The Genet had 30 men, not one of whom was wounded by the enemy.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology
Word Origin for genet
genet or gennet
Word Origin for jennet
small civet, late 15c., from Old French genete (Modern French genette), from Spanish gineta, from Arabic jarnait.
"small Spanish horse," mid-15c., from French genet, from Spanish jinete "a light horseman," perhaps from Arabic Zenata, name of a Barbary tribe [Klein]. Sense transferred in English and French from the rider to the horse.