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noun, plural hen·ner·ies.
  1. a place where poultry is kept or raised.
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Origin of hennery

First recorded in 1855–60; hen + -ery
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Examples from the Web for hennery

Historical Examples

  • So with the output of the hennery, the apiary, the blacksmith-shop in the place.

    Children of the Tenements

    Jacob A. Riis

  • Hennery:—The best time tew sett a hen, is when the hen is reddy.

    Josh Billings, Hiz Sayings

    Henry Wheeler Shaw

  • In answer, Williams said, with mournful emphasis, "Hennery."

  • Pa got me to put cold cream on his stings, and then he said, "Hennery, you are the limit."

  • It should adjoin the hennery, and a section of its roof should be movable to allow a change of litter.

    Making a Poultry House

    Mary Roberts Conover

British Dictionary definitions for hennery


noun plural -neries
  1. a place or farm for keeping poultry
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