jenny

noun

jen·​ny ˈje-nē How to pronounce jenny (audio)
plural jennies
1
a
: a female bird
a jenny wren
b
: a female donkey
2

Examples of jenny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Here are the most common turkey sounds that gobblers, hens, jakes, and jennies make. Josh Honeycutt, Outdoor Life, 2 May 2024 Loughlin, who has posted consistent results all summer racing a 10-year-old jenny named Mary Margaret, was fortunate to have Hal Walter, a seven-time pack burro racing world champion, take her under his wing and share plenty of the tricks of the trade through the years. Brian Metzler, Outside Online, 16 Aug. 2022 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

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Word History

Etymology

from the name Jenny

First Known Use

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Time Traveler
The first known use of jenny was in 1600

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“Jenny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/jenny. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

Kids Definition

jenny

noun
jen·​ny ˈjen-ē How to pronounce jenny (audio)
plural jennies
1
a
: a female bird
a jenny wren
b
: a female donkey
2

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