bennie

noun

ben·​nie ˈbe-nē How to pronounce bennie (audio)
plural bennies
US slang
: benefit entry 1
There's one more tax bennie for a regular IRA. When paid to an individual, it's taxed. When received by a charity, it isn't. Jane Bryant Quinn, Newsweek, 31 May 1999
I was 55, teaching English for $12 an hour, and there were no bennies by way of pension or health insurance or sick leave or paid vacations, and my question, which I addressed to Tony, was: "Is this a job for losers?" Jack Spiegelman, Los Angeles Times, 20 Aug. 2000
… made no progress on opening the Chinese market to ease our $200-plus billion trade deficit, a would-be bennie to our still-stumbling economy. Peter Brookes, Boston Herald, 22 Jan. 2010

Word History

First Known Use

1970, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bennie was in 1970

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“Bennie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bennie. Accessed 1 Dec. 2022.

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