from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The hybrid offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a she-ass (female donkey).
- v. To whinny
- n. A term of endearment usually for women.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A hybrid between a stallion and an ass; -- correlative of the
- n. A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A mule got from a she-ass by a stallion.
- To neigh; whinny.
- n. A dialectal (Scotch) variant of honey.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile
Alteration of Latin hinnus, from Greek ginnos, innos.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin hinnus - possibly cognate with hinnire ("to whinny"). (Wiktionary)
Alteration of whinny, which is onomatopoeic. (Wiktionary)
From standard English honey. (Wiktionary)