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[dan-ee] /ˈdæn i/
a male given name, form of Daniel. Unabridged
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  • Rosie paused and Danny, nodding his head, said: "For instance, a girl like Ellen."

    The Rosie World Parker Fillmore
  • Danny dear, perhaps it will interest the Marquis if you should take him over the house.

    The Inn at the Red Oak Latta Griswold
  • Inside the ropes, through which he must duck to enter the ring, Danny waited for him.

    The Night-Born Jack London
  • "The hell with you," Danny said to Mattup, and gave him a dime and a penny.

    Goodbye, Dead Man! Tom W. Harris
  • Danny Lewis with his orange tie promised a richer, warmer life beyond these ridiculous little houses that imitated one another.

British Dictionary definitions for Danny


noun (pl) -nies
(dialect) the hand (used esp when addressing children)
Word Origin
probably from dandy, childish pronunciation of hand
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Word Origin and History for Danny

familiar form of proper name Daniel.

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