ben·​ny ˈbe-nē How to pronounce benny (audio)
plural bennies
slang : amphetamine
slang : a tablet of amphetamine taken as a stimulant

Examples of benny in a Sentence

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Word History


Benzedrine + -ie

First Known Use

1945, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of benny was in 1945

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Cite this Entry

“Benny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


ben·​ny ˈben-ē How to pronounce benny (audio)
plural bennies
: a tablet of amphetamine taken as a stimulant
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