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whinny

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

whinny
/ (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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