- a female donkey.
- a small Spanish horse.
Origin of jennet
Examples from the Web for jennet
Historical Examples of jennet
Clare summoned Jennet, and took her own seat in the further window.
Be there any manner of irons, Jennet, for crisping or curling the hair?
Pouchskin, riding his great French jennet, had started in the advance.Bruin
I had not an English horse there, so I bought that Andalusian jennet.What Will He Do With It, Complete
Get you upon your jennet, dame; and, Robin, do you show the way.Robin Hood
genet or gennet
- Also called: jenny a female donkey or ass
- a small Spanish riding horse
Word Origin for jennet
Word Origin and History for jennet
"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.