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

Definition of pinny

chiefly British

Examples of pinny in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Cowl-necked sweatshirts are also very soccer girl, as are muscle tanks that resemble scrimmage pinnies. Kaitlyn Tiffany, Vox, "How “soccer girl” became the indisputably coolest look," 14 June 2019 At the World Refugee Day soccer tournament at Papa Murphy's Park on Wednesday, the pair reunited in blue pinnies on the pitch. Jordan Cutler-tietjen, sacbee, "How soccer united refugees from around the world in Sacramento," 20 June 2018 The staff also donates to the school all of the equipment used, including sticks, balls, pinnies and nets. Diane Dachota,, "Blackhawks bring hockey clinic to Forest Road School," 21 Dec. 2017 Welch notes that each detail was finely tuned, from keeping the ringer neck tight to taking silhouette cues from athletic pinnies for that perfect balance between fitted and fluid. Edward Barsamian, Vogue, "How Justin Bieber and Karla Welch Created a Collection of Perfect White Tees," 2 Aug. 2017 Pinnies were handed out. Overturned lacrosse nets became ad hoc goals. Jonas Shaffer,, "Baltimore-area Cinderella Christos FC set for U.S. Open Cup match with D.C. United," 10 June 2017

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First Known Use of pinny

1850, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pinny

by shortening & alteration

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“Pinny.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 28 January 2020.

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showing steady, earnest care and effort

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