- spinning jenny.
- the female of certain animals, especially a female donkey or a female bird: a jenny wren.
Origin of jenny1
First recorded in 1590–1600; generic use of Jenny, proper name
Origin of jenny2
shortening and alteration of Genoa
- a female given name, form of Jennifer.
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My cousin Jenny Fynnett is here, and desires to be my bedfellow to-night.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
"It's my own hair, Jenny Walters," said Dab, almost savagely.
Claps on cover, runs and sits on sofa between Jenny and Bessie.The Universal Reciter
But in a note of delicious insincerity she only said aloud, "Not all, Jenny; surely not all."
"Yes, but that isn't to say that he'll ever come back to her," said Jenny.
C17: from the name Jenny, diminutive of Jane
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Word Origin and History for jenny
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