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hinny

[hin-ee] /ˈhɪn i/
noun, plural hinnies.
1.
the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.
Compare mule1 (defs 1, 2).
Origin
1680-1690
1680-90; obsolete hinne (< Latin hinnus; akin to Greek gínnos mule) + -y2
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British Dictionary definitions for hinny

hinny1

/ˈhɪnɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
the sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass Compare mule1 (sense 1)
Word Origin
C17: from Latin hinnus, from Greek hinnos

hinny2

/ˈhɪnɪ/
verb -nies, -nying, -nied
1.
a less common word for whinny

hinny3

/ˈhɪnɪ/
noun
1.
(Scot & Northern English, dialect) a term of endearment, esp for a woman or child
Word Origin
variant of honey
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Word Origin and History for hinny
n.

"offspring of a stallion and a she-ass," 1680s, from Latin hinnus, from Greek innos, ginnos, of unknown origin.

v.

"to neigh," c.1400, of imitative origin.

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