son·​ny ˈsə-nē How to pronounce sonny (audio)
: a young boy
usually used in address

Examples of sonny in a Sentence

come over here, sonny, and help me clean up

Word History

First Known Use

1835, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of sonny was in 1835

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Cite this Entry

“Sonny.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Kids Definition


son·​ny ˈsən-ē How to pronounce sonny (audio)
: a young boy
used chiefly as a term of address
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