Benny

[ben-ee]

noun

JackBenjamin Kubelsky, 1894–1974, U.S. comedian.
a male given name, form of Benjamin.

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British Dictionary definitions for jack benny

benny

1

noun plural -nies

old-fashioned, slang an amphetamine tablet, esp benzedrine: a stimulant

Word Origin for benny

C20: shortened from Benzedrine

benny

2

noun plural -nies

US slang a man's overcoat

Word Origin for benny

C19: from Benjamin, perhaps from a tailor's name

Benny

noun

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