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benny1

[ben-ee] /ˈbɛn i/
noun, plural bennies. Slang.
1.
Benzedrine, especially in tablet form.
2.
any amphetamine tablet.
Origin
1950-1955
1950-55, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of Benzedrine; see -y2

benny2

[ben-ee] /ˈbɛn i/
noun
1.

Benny

[ben-ee] /ˈbɛn i/
noun
1.
Jack (Benjamin Kubelsky) 1894–1974, U.S. comedian.
2.
a male given name, form of Benjamin.

Goodman

[goo d-muh n] /ˈgʊd mən/
noun
1.
Benjamin David ("Benny") 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.

Carter

[kahr-ter] /ˈkɑr tər/
noun
1.
Bennett Lester ("Benny") 1907–2003, U.S. jazz saxophonist and composer.
2.
Betty (Lillie Mae Jones) 1930–98, U.S. jazz singer.
3.
Don(ald James) born 1926, U.S. bowler.
4.
(Eleanor) Rosalynn Smith [roh-zuh-lin] /ˈroʊ zə lɪn/ (Show IPA), born 1928, U.S. First Lady 1977–81 (wife of Jimmy Carter).
5.
Elliott (Elliott Cook Carter, Jr) 1908–2012, U.S. composer.
6.
Hodding
[hod-ing] /ˈhɒd ɪŋ/ (Show IPA),
1907–72, U.S. journalist and publisher.
7.
Howard, 1873–1939, English Egyptologist.
8.
James Earl, Jr ("Jimmy") born 1924, 39th president of the U.S. 1977–81.
9.
Mrs. Leslie (Caroline Louise Dudley) 1862–1937, U.S. actress.
10.
Maybelle
[mey-bel] /ˈmeɪˌbɛl/ (Show IPA),
("Mother Maybelle Carter") 1909–78, U.S. country-and-western singer and guitarist.
11.
Nick, pen name of authors who wrote detective-story series in which Nick Carter, created by John R. Coryell, is the main character.
12.
a male given name.
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Examples from the web for benny
  • Helping to broaden the form of jazz, benny goodman gave the nascent talent a huge start.
  • benny was a swing player and decided to concentrate on what he does best.
British Dictionary definitions for benny

benny1

/ˈbɛnɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
(old-fashioned, slang) an amphetamine tablet, esp benzedrine: a stimulant
Word Origin
C20: shortened from Benzedrine

benny2

/ˈbɛnɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
(US, slang) a man's overcoat
Word Origin
C19: from Benjamin, perhaps from a tailor's name

Benny

/ˈbɛnɪ/
noun
1.
Jack, real name Benjamin Kubelsky. 1894–1974, US comedian

Carter

/ˈkɑːtə/
noun
1.
Angela. 1940–92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
2.
Elliot (Cook). 1908–2012, US composer. His works include the Piano Sonata (1945–46), four string quartets, and other orchestral pieces: Pulitzer Prize 1960, 1973
3.
Howard. 1873–1939, English Egyptologist: excavated the tomb of the Pharaoh Tutankhamen
4.
James Earl, known as Jimmy. born 1924, US Democratic statesman; 39th president of the US (1977–81); Nobel peace prize 2002

goodman

/ˈɡʊdmən/
noun (archaic) (pl) -men
1.
a husband
2.
a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
3.
a master of a household

Goodman

/ˈɡʊdmən/
noun
1.
Benny, full name Benjamin David Goodman. 1909–86, US jazz clarinetist and bandleader, whose treatment of popular songs created the jazz idiom known as swing
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Contemporary definitions for benny
noun

a benefit provided by an employer; a perk

Examples

You have lots of bennies to make up for lack of pay.

Usage Note

slang

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Word Origin and History for benny

carter

n.

"cart-driver," late 12c., from Anglo-French careter, and in part an agent noun from cart (v.).

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Slang definitions & phrases for benny

benny

modifier

: The kid was a benny addict

noun

Any amphetamine pill, esp Benzedrine2 (1950s+)


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