pin·​ny ˈpi-nē How to pronounce pinny (audio)
plural pinnies
chiefly British

Examples of pinny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Both Styles and Malik Hartford were in neon yellow pinnies over their regular jerseys, which could mean non-contact. Andrew Gillis, cleveland, 11 Aug. 2023 With coach Steve Sarkisian dividing his roster into two teams for a full four-quarter scrimmage, albeit with a running game clock and several players in non-contact pinnies, the White team defeated the Orange team 21-10 in front of a few thousand fans with temperatures climbing into the low 90s. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Apr. 2023 Though pass protection is a little more difficult to gauge with the quarterbacks in non-contact pinnies and a lack of exotic blitz packages to lookout for. Nick Moyle, San Antonio Express-News, 15 Apr. 2023 Breaking down the Cam Rising situation When Barnes led the Utah offense onto the field to start the game, momentary shock ensued, followed by eyes from the press box scanning the sideline looking for Rising, who was in uniform, but in a yellow pinny. Josh Newman, The Salt Lake Tribune, 28 Oct. 2022

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Word History


by shortening & alteration

First Known Use

1850, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pinny was in 1850

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Cite this Entry

“Pinny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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