or John·nie

[ jon-ee ]
/ ˈdʒɒn i /
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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.



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Origin of Johnny

First recorded in 1665–75; John + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for Johnny

/ (ˈdʒɒnɪ) /

noun plural -nies British

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

[ jŏnē ]


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