[ hwin-ee, win-ee ]
/ ˈʰwɪn i, ˈwɪn i /

verb (used without object), whin·nied, whin·ny·ing.

to utter the characteristic cry of a horse; neigh.

verb (used with object), whin·nied, whin·ny·ing.

to express by whinnying.

noun, plural whin·nies.

a whinnying sound.


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Origin of whinny

1520–30; imitative; compare earlier whrinny, Latin hinnīre
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British Dictionary definitions for whinnied

/ (ˈwɪnɪ) /

verb -nies, -nying or -nied (intr)

(of a horse) to neigh softly or gently
to make a sound resembling a neigh, such as a laugh

noun plural -nies

a gentle or low-pitched neigh

Word Origin for whinny

C16: of imitative origin
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