fin·​ny ˈfi-nē How to pronounce finny (audio)
: provided with or characterized by fins
: relating to or being fish

Examples of finny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Think of it like video game fishing, only the finny targets are alive. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 11 Nov. 2022 When Lisa pulls a Free Willy on a beleaguered captive dolphin, the resulting land invasion by the righteously pissed off sea mammals sees one finny soldier panic at being trapped in a stray volleyball net, before a comrade slaps some sense into him. Dennis Perkins,, 30 Oct. 2022 Kid gloves in hand, Tony Owens and his crew are anxiously awaiting their first finny customer of 2020. Matt Williams, Dallas News, 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, 26 July 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1590, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of finny was in 1590

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Cite this Entry

“Finny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Feb. 2024.

Kids Definition


fin·​ny ˈfin-ē How to pronounce finny (audio)
: resembling or having fins
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