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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.
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British Dictionary definitions for bennies

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
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Contemporary definitions for bennies
noun

a benefit provided by an employer; a perk

Examples

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

Usage Note

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Slang definitions & phrases for bennies

bennies

noun

Employer benefits such as health care, insurance, etc; fringes, perks: I like the pay, but the bennies stink (1970s+)


benny

modifier

: The kid was a benny addict

noun

Any amphetamine pill, esp Benzedrine2 (1950s+)


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