hinny

[ hin-ee ]
/ ˈhɪn i /
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noun, plural hin·nies.

the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.Compare mule1(defs 1, 2).

Nearby words

  1. hingis,
  2. hinglish,
  3. hinkle,
  4. hinkty,
  5. hinky,
  6. hinoki cypress,
  7. hinsdale,
  8. hinshelwood,
  9. hint,
  10. hinterland

Origin of hinny

1680–90; obsolete hinne (< Latin hinnus; akin to Greek gínnos mule) + -y2

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British Dictionary definitions for hinny

hinny

1
/ (ˈhɪnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

the sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or assCompare mule 1 (def. 1)

Word Origin for hinny

C17: from Latin hinnus, from Greek hinnos

verb -nies, -nying or -nied

a less common word for whinny

noun

Scot and Northern English dialect a term of endearment, esp for a woman or child

Word Origin for hinny

variant of honey

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