ranny

noun (1)
ran·​ny | \ ˈrani \
plural -es

Definition of ranny

 (Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, England

ranny

noun (2)
ran·​ny | \ ˈranē \
plural -es

Definition of ranny (Entry 2 of 2)

: a poor quality calf of mongrel breeding

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History and Etymology for ranny

Noun (1)

probably modification of Latin araneus (mus), from araneus of a spider (from aranea spider) + mus mouse

Noun (2)

origin unknown

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“Ranny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ranny. Accessed 24 Jan. 2022.

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