American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.
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.
- n. The hybrid offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a she-ass (female donkey).
- v. To whinny
- n. Geordie A term of endearment usually for women.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A hybrid between a stallion and an ass; -- correlative of the
- n. Prov. Eng. A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from
- n. hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile
- From standard English honey. (Wiktionary)
- Alteration of Latin hinnus, from Greek ginnos, innos. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“I knew nothing about that horse except that a hinny was the sterile issue of stallion and jenny, most like a mule but prettier, yet already I was eager to ride her.”
“A hinny is the offspring of a stallion and a she - donkey.”
“On the other hand, the hinny, which is the offspring of the stallion and the she-ass, is essentially a modified horse, having the general configuration of the horse, but being a much smaller animal than its sire, and therefore approaching the dam in size as well as in the comparative narrowness of its trunk.”
“Named for the proteins on its surface, it's known as H1N1 also called "hinny" by morons who think that's a word.”
“Aunt Patty said she should be lost without her "hinny," and George Wild remonstrated half angrily with her, for going off to leave him alone; but all to no effect -- Annie must go.”
“There's kames o 'hinny 'tween my luve's lips."] [Footnote 244: _Wawae-noho_.”
“Newcastle City Coucil banned staff from saying pet and hinny, Blackpool taxi drivers were prevented from flaunting the cross of St. George.”
“Will you show me -- every time I try to go, I, you know, bust my hinny.”
“Mony a warsle he has had for that puir lassie — I am thinking he petitions mair for her than for yoursell, hinny; for what can he plead for you but just to wish you the blessing ye deserve?”
““Very true, hinny,” said he, succeeding forcibly in his attempt to get hold of her, “but suppose I should strip your cloak off first?””
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