jenny

noun
jen·​ny | \ ˈje-nē How to pronounce jenny (audio) \
plural jennies

Definition of jenny

1a : a female bird a jenny wren
b : a female donkey

Examples of jenny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The ambitious insemination of the Vermont jenny was led by the University of Illinois’ Igor Canisso, a world-renowned theriogenologist, or specialist in animal reproduction. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 The birth went badly, despite electronic medical monitors on the jenny. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Hamilton’s mother, Quiche, was a Poitou jenny — female donkey — at a Vermont equine rescue center. BostonGlobe.com, 1 Oct. 2021 Together, Rikki and Luna watched from the back porch steps while Valentine worked his Presas on the jenny. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, 2 June 2018 Another distinctive ground cover is creeping jenny, an evergreen that stays quite flat on the ground. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, 29 Jan. 2018 The cave was apparently quite spacious, with room for a spinning jenny and a large library. Marcus Rediker, Smithsonian, 30 Sep. 2017 The cave was apparently quite spacious, with room for a spinning jenny and a large library. Marcus Rediker, Smithsonian, 15 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of jenny

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

History and Etymology for jenny

from the name Jenny

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29 Oct 2021

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“Jenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jenny. Accessed 29 Nov. 2021.

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