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Johnny

or Johnnie

[jon-ee] /ˈdʒɒn i/
noun, plural Johnnies for 1–3.
1.
(sometimes lowercase) a familiar term of address for a man or boy.
2.
(sometimes lowercase) Slang. a short, collarless gown that is fastened in back and is worn by hospital patients, persons being examined in a doctor's office, etc.
3.
(lowercase) Slang. toilet; bathroom.
4.
a male given name, form of John.
Origin of Johnny
1665-1675
1665-75; John + -y2

Cash

[kash] /kæʃ/
noun
1.
John ("Johnny") 1932–2003, U.S. country-and-western singer, musician, and composer.

Hodges

[hoj-iz] /ˈhɒdʒ ɪz/
noun
1.
John Cornelius ("Johnny"; "Rabbit"; "Jeep") 1906–70, U.S. jazz saxophonist.

Longden

[lawng-duh n, long-] /ˈlɔŋ dən, ˈlɒŋ-/
noun
1.
John Eric ("Johnny") 1907–2003, U.S. jockey and thoroughbred horse trainer, born in England.

Rutherford

[ruhth -er-ferd, ruhth-] /ˈrʌð ər fərd, ˈrʌθ-/
noun
1.
Daniel, 1749–1819, Scottish physician and chemist: discoverer of nitrogen.
2.
Ernest (1st Baron Rutherford of Nelson) 1871–1937, English physicist, born in New Zealand: Nobel Prize in chemistry 1908.
3.
John Sherman ("Johnny") born 1938, U.S. racing-car driver.
4.
Joseph Franklin, 1869–1942, U.S. leader of Jehovah's Witnesses.
5.
Dame Margaret, 1892–1972, British actress.
6.
a city in NE New Jersey.

Unitas

[yoo-nahy-tuh s] /yuˈnaɪ təs/
noun
1.
John Constantine ("Johnny"; "Johnny U") 1933–2002, U.S. football player.

Weissmuller

[wahys-muhl-er] /ˈwaɪsˌmʌl ər/
noun
1.
Peter John ("Johnny") 1904–84, U.S. swimmer and film actor.
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Examples from the Web for Johnny
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  • Johnny, her little companion in naughtiness, escaped without so much as a sore throat; but he suffered in another way.

  • But, talk as he might, in Johnny Rosenfeld's loyal heart there was no thought of desertion.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • That evening Johnny got out the two strange objects he had taken from the deserted bungalow—the battery and the bright tube.

    Mystery Wings Roy J. Snell
  • There were some things that Johnny Rosenfeld did not tell his mother.

    K Mary Roberts Rinehart
  • When they came in, Johnny showed them where to sit to see the great illumination in the center of the building.

    The Adventures of Uncle Jeremiah and Family at the Great Fair Charles McCellan Stevens (AKA 'Quondam')
British Dictionary definitions for Johnny

johnny

/ˈdʒɒnɪ/
noun (Brit) (pl) -nies
1.
(often capital) (informal) a man or boy; chap
2.
a slang word for condom

Weissmuller

/ˈwaɪsˌmʌlə/
noun
1.
John Peter, known as Johnny. 1904–84, US swimmer and film actor, who won Olympic gold medals in 1924 and 1928 and played the title role in the early Tarzan films

cash1

/kæʃ/
noun
1.
banknotes and coins, esp in hand or readily available; money or ready money
2.
immediate payment, in full or part, for goods or services (esp in the phrase cash down)
3.
(modifier) of, for, or paid by cash: a cash transaction
4.
(Canadian) the cash, a checkout counter
verb
5.
(transitive) to obtain or pay ready money for: to cash a cheque
See also cash in, cash up
Derived Forms
cashable, adjective
Word Origin
C16: from Old Italian cassa money box, from Latin capsacase²

cash2

/kæʃ/
noun (pl) cash
1.
any of various Chinese, Indonesian, or Indian coins of low value
Word Origin
C16: from Portuguese caixa, from Tamil kāsu, from Sanskrit karsa weight of gold or silver

Cash

/kæʃ/
noun
1.
Johnny. 1932–2003, US country-and-western singer, guitarist, and songwriter. His recordings include the hits "I Walk the Line" (1956), "Ring of Fire" (1963), "A Boy named Sue" (1969), and the American Recordings series of albums (1994–2003)

rutherford

/ˈrʌðəfəd/
noun
1.
a unit of activity equal to the quantity of a radioactive nuclide required to produce one million disintegrations per second rd
Word Origin
C20: named after Ernest Rutherford

Rutherford

/ˈrʌðəfəd/
noun
1.
Ernest, 1st Baron. 1871–1937, British physicist, born in New Zealand, who discovered the atomic nucleus (1909). Nobel prize for chemistry 1908
2.
Dame Margaret. 1892–1972, British stage and screen actress. Her films include Passport to Pimlico (1949), Murder She Said (1962), and The VIPs (1963)
3.
Mark, original name William Hale White. 1831–1913, British novelist and writer, whose work deals with his religious uncertainties: best known for The Autobiography of Mark Rutherford (1881) and the novel The Revolution in Tanner's Lane (1887)
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Word Origin and History for Johnny

pet form of masc. proper name John (see -y (3)). Used as a contemptuous or humorous designation for some class or group of men from 1670s (e.g. the typical name in the North and the Northern armies for a Confederate soldier during the American Civil War). In the Mediterranean, it was a typical name for an Englishman by c.1800; in the Crimean War, it became the typical name among the English for "a Turk," later extended to "an Arab" (who by World War II were using it in turn as the typical name for "a British man"). Johnny-come-lately first attested 1839.

cash

n.

1590s, "money box;" also "money in hand, coin," from Middle French caisse "money box" (16c.), from Provençal caissa or Italian cassa, from Latin capsa "box" (see case (n.2)); originally the money box, but the secondary sense of the money in it became sole meaning 18c. Cash crop is attested from 1831; cash flow from 1954; the mechanical cash register from 1878.

Like many financial terms in English (bankrupt, etc.), ultimately from Italian. Not related to (but influencing the form of) the colonial British cash "Indian monetary system, Chinese coin, etc.," which is from Tamil kasu, Sanskrit karsha, Sinhalese kasi.

v.

"to convert to cash" (as a check, etc.), 1811, from cash (n.). Related: Cashed; cashing.

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Johnny in Medicine

johnny john·ny (jŏn'ē)
n.
A loose short-sleeved gown opening in the back, worn by patients undergoing medical treatment or examination.

rutherford ruth·er·ford (rŭð'ər-fərd)
n.
A unit expressing the rate of decay of radioactive material, equal to one million disintegrations per second.

Rutherford Ruth·er·ford (rŭð'ər-fərd, rŭth'-), Ernest. First Baron Rutherford of Nelson. 1871-1937.

New Zealand-born British physicist who classified radiation into alpha, beta, and gamma types and discovered the atomic nucleus. He won the 1908 Nobel Prize in chemistry.

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Johnny in Science
Rutherford
  (rŭ'ər-fərd)   
New Zealand-born British physicist who was a pioneer of subatomic physics. He discovered the atomic nucleus and named the proton. Rutherford demonstrated that radioactive elements give off three types of rays, which he named alpha, beta, and gamma, and invented the term half-life to measure the rate of radioactive decay. For this work he was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry in 1908.

Our Living Language  : Current theories of nuclear fission and fusion reactions are well accepted; these reactions now drive nuclear power plants and atomic bombs. But when the notion that some atoms could spontaneously disintegrate into other atoms was first advanced in 1902 by Ernest Rutherford, it found resistance among his colleagues, who believed that the chemical elements of which known matter was composed were indestructible and immutable. Undaunted, this New Zealand-born physicist then made a large number of discoveries in rapid succession, including the discovery of three kinds of radioactivity (alpha, beta, and gamma rays), and his brilliance and prodigious output soon won over his critics. By the time he garnered the Nobel Prize for chemistry six years later, he had written 80 more scientific papers. His explanation in 1903 of the radioactive decay of uranium—that pieces of uranium atoms were literally breaking off and being emitted, thereby transforming the uranium into a new element—was compelling and soon well accepted. Astonishingly, what are arguably his greatest discoveries came three years after he won the Prize. In 1911, he showed that atoms were composed of smaller constituents: electrons orbiting around a positively charged nucleus. While the rudiments of this idea had already been proposed by others, Rutherford's experimental research conclusively demonstrated its correctness. Rutherford later identified the proton, one of the particles found in the nucleus. The Rutherford atom, as it came to be known, is the model of atomic structure from which today's well-established quantum mechanical theories of atomic structure derive. Rutherford also succeeded in inducing the first artificial fusion, fusing deuterium atoms together into radioactive tritium and a light isotope of helium.
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Slang definitions & phrases for Johnny

Johnny

noun

Any man; joe, john •Chiefly British: The big johnny came over to talk (1673+)

Related Terms

stagedoor johnny

cash

Related Terms

cold cash

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