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jenny1

[jen-ee] /ˈdʒɛn i/
noun, plural jennies.
2.
the female of certain animals, especially a female donkey or a female bird:
a jenny wren.
Origin of jenny1
1590-1600
1590-1600; generic use of Jenny, proper name

jenny2

or jennie

[jen-ee] /ˈdʒɛn i/
noun, plural jennies. Nautical Slang.
1.
Origin
shortening and alteration of Genoa

Jennie

or Jenny

[jen-ee] /ˈdʒɛn i/
noun
1.
a female given name, form of Jennifer.
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jenny

/ˈdʒɛnɪ/
noun (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) an in-off See long jenny, short jenny
Word Origin
C17: from the name Jenny, diminutive of Jane
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Word Origin and History for jenny

Jenny

fem. personal name, originally diminutive of Jane or Janet; attested from c.1600 as female equivalent of jack (n.), and like it applied to animals (e.g. Jenny wren, 1640s) and machinery (spinning jenny, 1783).

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