American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. The long, high-pitched sound made by a horse.
- v. To utter the characteristic sound of a horse; whinny.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To utter the cry of a horse; whinny.
- To scoff; sneer.
- n. The cry of a horse; a whinnying.
- An obsolete form of nigh.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To utter the cry of the horse; to whinny.
- v. obsolete To scoff or sneer; to jeer.
- n. The cry of a horse; a whinny.
- v. make a characteristic sound, of a horse
- n. the characteristic sounds made by a horse
- By (onomatopoeia) (Wiktionary)
- From Middle English neighen, to neigh, from Old English hnǣgan, probably of imitative origin. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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“The answer which came to mind was to call your neigh-brrr.”
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“OpEdNews - Article: Say 'neigh' to horse-drawn 'sleighs”
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“One of my horse magazines had all the different words for "neigh" from around the world.”
“The Brownie answered with a little cheerful kind of neigh, as much as to say, Never fear me!”
“A moment's pause was sufficient for the unicorn; some subtle instinct doubtless taught him that in the strange beings who had thus unexpectedly revealed themselves he beheld enemies more dangerous than the most deadly of his four-footed foes; and, wheeling quickly about, he uttered a curious barking kind of neigh and dashed off at a headlong gallop in the direction already taken by the rest of his companions.”
“A horse marrying a man is unthinkable … every horse I know would balk at the altar and give a "neigh" when asked "Do you take this man as your husband.”
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