fin·​ny | \ ˈfi-nē How to pronounce finny (audio) \

Definition of finny

1 : provided with or characterized by fins
2 : relating to or being fish

Examples of finny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kid gloves in hand, Tony Owens and his crew are anxiously awaiting their first finny customer of 2020. Matt Williams, Dallas News, "Quest for super bass going strong," 18 Jan. 2020 Do you have a water garden, complete with koi or other tropical fish? This hot weather can damage them — the finny equivalent of being locked in the car. Margaret Lauterbach, idahostatesman, "Idaho successfully battles destructive Japanese beetles," 26 July 2017

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First Known Use of finny

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Finny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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