sonny

noun
son·​ny | \ ˈsə-nē How to pronounce sonny (audio) \

Definition of sonny

: a young boy usually used in address

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Examples of sonny in a Sentence

come over here, sonny, and help me clean up

First Known Use of sonny

1835, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sonny was in 1835

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“Sonny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sonny. Accessed 26 Jan. 2021.

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sonny

noun
How to pronounce sonny (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of sonny

old-fashioned used by an older person to address a younger man or a boy

sonny

noun
son·​ny | \ ˈsə-nē How to pronounce sonny (audio) \
plural sonnies

Kids Definition of sonny

: a young boy
Hint: Sonny is used mostly by an older person to address a boy.

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