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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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