Definitions

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  • n. girl, sweetheart, darling, young woman, woman

Etymologies

Perhaps from Catalan dona or Spanish doña; perhaps introduced to England by sailors who had visited Spanish or Italian ports (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Asinine is rooted in asinus which means ASS (synonym for doney).

    Obama Pokes Fun At Hillary's Shot-And-A-Beer

  • Man, she's a no good doney, they shouldn't allow her on the street, yeah

    Elmore James Lyrics

  • Oh, a doney loves her saltwater3, well, she always wants a drink

    Charley Patton Lyrics

  • My doney loves saltwater, she always wants a drink

    Charley Patton Lyrics

  • My doney girl has left me, boys, I know that she won't come back

    I've Been All Around This World

  • She's a no good doney, they shouldn't allow her on the street

    I Believe I'll Dust My Broom

  • I am solely responsible for this comment and agree to abide by the Whether he talks a nice talk or just barks like donkey (I usually prefer the doney character for practical reasons) it doesn't make any difference.

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  • Come down the Big Road, letting me lead you, and you must trust me and oh! my doney-gal, by your blessed sweetness and power you must win for me -- for us both -- what I, alone, can never win. "

    The Man Thou Gavest

  • Your Nella-Rose. "then she crossed the name out and scribbled" Your doney-gal. "

    The Man Thou Gavest

  • Round about Lone Dome they call Nella-Rose the doney-gal -- that meaning 'sweetheart'; she's responsible for more trouble than a b'ar with a sore head, or Burke Lawson on a tear. "

    The Man Thou Gavest

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