or Jen·ny

[ jen-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛn i /


a female given name, form of Jennifer.

Definition for jennie (2 of 2)



or jen·nie

[ jen-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɛn i /

noun, plural jen·nies. Nautical Slang.

Origin of jenny

shortening and alteration of Genoa Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for jennie


/ (ˈdʒɛnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a hand-operated machine for turning up the edge of a piece of sheet metal in preparation for making a joint
the female of certain animals or birds, esp a donkey, ass, or wren
short for spinning jenny
billiards snooker an in-offSee long jenny, short jenny

Word Origin for jenny

C17: from the name Jenny, diminutive of Jane
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