jenny

1 [jen-ee]
noun, plural jennies.
2.
the female of certain animals, especially a female donkey or a female bird: a jenny wren.

Origin:
1590–1600; generic use of Jenny, proper name

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jenny

2 [jen-ee]
noun, plural jennies. Nautical Slang.
Also, jennie.


Origin:
shortening and alteration of Genoa

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jenny (ˈdʒɛnɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
1.  a hand-operated machine for turning up the edge of a piece of sheet metal in preparation for making a joint
2.  the female of certain animals or birds, esp a donkey, ass, or wren
3.  short for spinning jenny
4.  billiards, snooker long jenny See short jenny an in-off
 
[C17: from the name Jenny, diminutive of Jane]

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jenny
fem. personal name, originally dim. of Jane or Janet; attested from 1600 as fem. equivalent of jack (n.); applied to animals (e.g. Jenny wren, 1648) and machinery (spinning jenny, 1783).
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Example sentences for Jenny
He then kills jenny, and uses his handiwork to viciously torment giles.
Jenny starts to apologize, but buffy, not ready for that step yet, abruptly
  stops her.
When jenny finds and reactivates her sisters, she is beyond happy.
When jenny breaks them out of the park, however, chaos ensues.
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