Johnny

or John·nie

[ jon-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɒn i /

noun, plural John·nies for 1–3.

(sometimes lowercase) a familiar term of address for a man or boy.
(sometimes lowercase) Slang. a short, collarless gown that is fastened in back and is worn by hospital patients, persons being examined in a doctor's office, etc.
(lowercase) Slang. toilet; bathroom.
a male given name, form of John.

Origin of Johnny

First recorded in 1665–75; John + -y2

Hodges

[ hoj-iz ]
/ ˈhɒdʒ ɪz /

noun

John CorneliusJohnnyRabbitJeep, 1906–70, U.S. jazz saxophonist.

Longden

[ lawng-duh n, long- ]
/ ˈlɔŋ dən, ˈlɒŋ- /

noun

John EricJohnny, 1907–2003, U.S. jockey and thoroughbred horse trainer, born in England.

Rutherford

[ ruhth-er-ferd, ruhth- ]
/ ˈrʌð ər fərd, ˈrʌθ- /

noun

Daniel,1749–1819, Scottish physician and chemist: discoverer of nitrogen.
Ernest1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson, 1871–1937, English physicist, born in New Zealand: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1908.
John ShermanJohnny, born 1938, U.S. racing-car driver.
Joseph Franklin,1869–1942, U.S. leader of Jehovah's Witnesses.
Dame Margaret,1892–1972, British actress.
a city in NE New Jersey.

Unitas

[ yoo-nahy-tuh s ]
/ yuˈnaɪ təs /

noun

John ConstantineJohnnyJohnny U, 1933–2002, U.S. football player.

Weissmuller

[ wahys-muhl-er ]
/ ˈwaɪsˌmʌl ər /

noun

Peter JohnJohnny, 1904–84, U.S. swimmer and film actor.

Cash

[ kash ]
/ kæʃ /

noun

JohnJohnny, 1932–2003, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for johnny

johnny

/ (ˈdʒɒnɪ) /

noun plural -nies British

(often capital) informal a man or boy; chap
a slang word for condom

cash

1
/ (kæʃ) /

noun

banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money
immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)
(modifier) of, for, or paid by casha cash transaction
the cash Canadian a checkout counter

verb

(tr) to obtain or pay ready money forto cash a cheque
See also cash in, cash up

Derived Formscashable, adjective

Word Origin for cash

C16: from Old Italian cassa money box, from Latin capsa case ²

cash

2
/ (kæʃ) /

noun plural cash

any of various Chinese, Indonesian, or Indian coins of low value

Word Origin for cash

C16: from Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kāsu, from Sanskrit karsa weight of gold or silver

Cash

/ (kæʃ) /

noun

Johnny. 1932–2003, US country-and-western singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His recordings include the hits "I Walk the Line" (1956), "Ring of Fire" (1963), "A Boy named Sue" (1969), and the American Recordings series of albums (1994–2003)

rutherford

/ (ˈrʌðəfəd) /

noun

a unit of activity equal to the quantity of a radioactive nuclide required to produce one million disintegrations per secondAbbreviation: rd

Word Origin for rutherford

C20: named after Ernest Rutherford

Rutherford

/ (ˈrʌðəfəd) /

noun

Ernest, 1st Baron. 1871–1937, British physicist, born in New Zealand, who discovered the atomic nucleus (1909). Nobel prize for chemistry 1908
Dame Margaret . 1892–1972, British stage and screen actress. Her films include Passport to Pimlico (1949), Murder She Said (1962), and The VIPs (1963)
Mark, original name William Hale White . 1831–1913, British novelist and writer, whose work deals with his religious uncertainties: best known for The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford (1881) and the novel The Revolution in Tanner's Lane (1887)

Weissmuller

/ (ˈwaɪsˌmʌlə) /

noun

John Peter, known as Johnny . 1904–84, US swimmer and film actor, who won Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928 and played the title role in the early Tarzan films
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Word Origin and History for johnny
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Medicine definitions for johnny

johnny

[ jŏnē ]

n.

A loose short-sleeved gown opening in the back, worn by patients undergoing medical treatment or examination.

rutherford

[ rŭðər-fərd ]

n.

A unit expressing the rate of decay of radioactive material, equal to one million disintegrations per second.

Rutherford

[ rŭðər-fərd, rŭth- ]
Ernest First Baron Rutherford of Nelson. 1871-1937

New Zealand-born British physicist who classified radiation into alpha, beta, and gamma types and discovered the atomic nucleus. He won the 1908 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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Science definitions for johnny

Rutherford

[ rŭðər-fərd ]
Ernest First Baron Rutherford of Nelson 1871-1937

New Zealand-born British physicist who was a pioneer of subatomic physics. He discovered the atomic nucleus and named the proton. Rutherford demonstrated that radioactive elements give off three types of rays, which he named alpha, beta, and gamma, and invented the term half-life to measure the rate of radioactive decay. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1908.

Biography

Current theories of nuclear fission and fusion reactions are well accepted; these reactions now drive nuclear power plants and atomic bombs. But when the notion that some atoms could spontaneously disintegrate into other atoms was first advanced in 1902 by Ernest Rutherford, it found resistance among his colleagues, who believed that the chemical elements of which known matter was composed were indestructible and immutable. Undaunted, this New Zealand-born physicist then made a large number of discoveries in rapid succession, including the discovery of three kinds of radioactivity (alpha, beta, and gamma rays), and his brilliance and prodigious output soon won over his critics. By the time he garnered the Nobel Prize for chemistry six years later, he had written 80 more scientific papers. His explanation in 1903 of the radioactive decay of uranium-that pieces of uranium atoms were literally breaking off and being emitted, thereby transforming the uranium into a new element-was compelling and soon well accepted. Astonishingly, what are arguably his greatest discoveries came three years after he won the Prize. In 1911, he showed that atoms were composed of smaller constituents: electrons orbiting around a positively charged nucleus. While the rudiments of this idea had already been proposed by others, Rutherford's experimental research conclusively demonstrated its correctness. Rutherford later identified the proton, one of the particles found in the nucleus. The Rutherford atom, as it came to be known, is the model of atomic structure from which today's well-established quantum mechanical theories of atomic structure derive. Rutherford also succeeded in inducing the first artificial fusion, fusing deuterium atoms together into radioactive tritium and a light isotope of helium.

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Idioms and Phrases with johnny

cash

In addition to the idioms beginning with cash

  • cash cow
  • cash in
  • cash on the barrelhead

also see:

  • cold cash
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