jenny

noun
jen·​ny | \ˈje-nē \
plural jennies

Definition of jenny 

1a : a female bird a jenny wren

b : a female donkey

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Together, Rikki and Luna watched from the back porch steps while Valentine worked his Presas on the jenny. Chicago Tribune, chicagotribune.com, "Algren Award runner-up: "Am I Not Your Animal" by Matt Jones," 2 June 2018 Another distinctive ground cover is creeping jenny, an evergreen that stays quite flat on the ground. Nancy Brachey, charlotteobserver, "Solve bare spot problems with ground covers," 29 Jan. 2018 The cave was apparently quite spacious, with room for a spinning jenny and a large library. Marcus Rediker, Smithsonian, "The “Quaker Comet” Was the Greatest Abolitionist You’ve Never Heard Of," 30 Sep. 2017 The cave was apparently quite spacious, with room for a spinning jenny and a large library. Marcus Rediker, Smithsonian, "The “Quaker Comet” Was the Greatest Abolitionist You’ve Never Heard Of," 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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