ben·​ny | \ ˈbe-nē How to pronounce benny (audio) \
plural bennies

Definition of benny

1 slang : amphetamine
2 slang : a tablet of amphetamine taken as a stimulant

Examples of benny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web About the menu: There's about 20 morning options, with the crab-cake benny being a top seller, we're told. Marc Bona, cleveland, "Twiisted Burgers & Sushi: Northeast Ohio’s best weekend brunches, breakfasts," 28 Sep. 2019 Ancient regulars, neighborhood relics, old-time alcoholics, male and female, sitting across from the new clientele of benny and lude users getting their groove on at the pool tables. Michelle Tea, Harper's magazine, "Stonewall at Fifty," 22 June 2019

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First Known Use of benny

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for benny

Benzedrine + -ie

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“Benny.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 18 January 2020.

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ben·​ny | \ ˈben-ē How to pronounce benny (audio) \
plural bennies

Medical Definition of benny

: a tablet of amphetamine taken as a stimulant

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