Dictionary.com

whinny

[ hwin-ee, win-ee ]
/ 藞拾w瑟n i, 藞w瑟n i /
Save This Word!
See synonyms for: whinny / whinnied / whinnying on Thesaurus.com

verb (used without object), whin路nied, whin路ny路ing.
to utter the characteristic cry of a horse; neigh.
verb (used with object), whin路nied, whin路ny路ing.
to express by whinnying.
noun, plural whin路nies.
a whinnying sound.
QUIZ
WILL YOU SAIL OR STUMBLE ON THESE GRAMMAR QUESTIONS?
Smoothly step over to these common grammar mistakes that trip many people up. Good luck!
Question 1 of 7
Fill in the blank: I can鈥檛 figure out _____ gave me this gift.

Origin of whinny

1520鈥30; imitative; compare earlier whrinny,Latin hinn墨re
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 漏 Random House, Inc. 2022

How to use whinny in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for whinny

whinny
/ (藞w瑟n瑟) /

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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK