johnny

noun
john·​ny | \ ˈjä-nē How to pronounce johnny (audio) \
plural johnnies

Definition of johnny

1 often capitalized : fellow, guy
2 : a short-sleeved collarless gown that is open in the back and is worn by persons (such as hospital patients) undergoing medical examination or treatment

Examples of johnny in a Sentence

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First Known Use of johnny

1648, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for johnny

from the name Johnny

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Last Updated

3 Jul 2022

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“Johnny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/johnny. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for johnny

johnny

noun
john·​ny
variants: also johnnie \ ˈjän-​ē How to pronounce johnny (audio) \
plural johnnies

Medical Definition of johnny

: a short-sleeved collarless gown with an opening in the back for wear by persons (as hospital patients) undergoing medical examination or treatment

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