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Sonny

[suhn-ee]
noun
  1. a male given name.
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British Dictionary definitions for sonnys

sonny

noun plural -nies
  1. a familiar or patronizing term of address to a boy or man
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Word Origin

C19: from son + -y ²
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Word Origin and History for sonnys

sonny

n.

"small boy," 1850, from son + -y (3). As a familiar form of address to one younger or inferior, from 1870. The song "Sonny Boy" (Jolson) was popular 1928.

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