bennie

noun ben·nie \ ˈbe-nē \

Definition of bennie

plural bennies
US slang
: 1benefit
  • 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 QuinnNewsweek31 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 SpiegelmanLos Angeles Times20 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 BrookesBoston Herald22 Jan. 2010

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First Known Use of bennie

1970


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