shanny

adjective
shan·ny | \ ˈshani \

Definition of shanny 

(Entry 1 of 2)

dialectal, England

1 : silly, giddy

2 : shy

shanny

noun
shan·ny | \ ˈshanē \
plural -es

Definition of shanny (Entry 2 of 2)

: a small European blenny (Blennius pholis) that is olive green with irregular dark spots and has no appendages on the head

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History and Etymology for shanny

Adjective

probably alteration of shandy entry 1

Noun

origin unknown

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