benny

1 [ben-ee]

Origin:
1950–55, Americanism; by alteration and shortening of Benzedrine; see -y2

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benny

2 [ben-ee]
noun

Benny

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

Carter

[kahr-ter]
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] , 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] , 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] , ("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.

Goodman

[good-muhn]
noun
Benjamin David ("Benny") 1909–86, U.S. jazz clarinetist and bandleader.
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benny1 (ˈbɛnɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
old-fashioned, slang an amphetamine tablet, esp benzedrine: a stimulant
 
[C20: shortened from Benzedrine]

benny2 (ˈbɛnɪ)
 
n , pl -nies
slang (US) a man's overcoat
 
[C19: from Benjamin, perhaps from a tailor's name]

Benny (ˈbɛnɪ)
 
n
Jack, real name Benjamin Kubelsky. 1894--1974, US comedian

Carter (ˈkɑːtə)
 
n
1.  Angela. 1940--92, British novelist and writer; her novels include The Magic Toyshop (1967) and Nights at the Circus (1984)
2.  Elliot (Cook). born 1908, 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)
 
n , pl -men
1.  a husband
2.  a man not of gentle birth: used as a title
3.  a master of a household

Goodman (ˈɡʊdmən)
 
n
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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Main Entry:  benny
Part of Speech:  n
Definition:  a benefit provided by an employer; a perk
Example:  You have lots of bennies to make up for lack of pay.
Usage:  slang
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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.
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