sonny

[ suhn-ee ]
/ ˈsʌn i /

noun

little son (often used as a familiar term of address to a boy).
(used as a term of direct address to express contempt, derision, etc.): No, sonny, you can't park there!

Origin of sonny

First recorded in 1840–50; son + -y2

Definition for sonny (2 of 3)

Sonny

[ suhn-ee ]
/ ˈsʌn i /

noun

a male given name.

Definition for sonny (3 of 3)

Rollins

[ rol-inz ]
/ ˈrɒl ɪnz /

noun

Theodore WalterSonny, born 1930, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
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British Dictionary definitions for sonny (1 of 2)

sonny

/ (ˈsʌnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a familiar or patronizing term of address to a boy or man

Word Origin for sonny

C19: from son + -y ²

British Dictionary definitions for sonny (2 of 2)

Rollins

/ (ˈrɒlɪnz) /

noun

Sonny, original name Theodore Walter Rollins . born 1930, US jazz tenor saxophonist, noted for his improvisation
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