Definitions

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  • n. trainers, sneakers (sport shoes)

Etymologies

Diminutive of tennis shoe with -ie? (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • 14 April 2005 @ 11: 37 am no doubt correct ... but I object, because I have no specific term for an easy class, I work out in tennies, not tennis shoes, and I'll use both "kitty corner" and "diagonal" as the mood suits.

    no doubt correct...

  • Don't worry, I'll be careful and I'll keep my tennies on.

    Mike Ragogna: Country's Cousins: Conversations with Diane Schuur and America's Got Talent Winner Michael Grimm

  • In the elevator you'll see black tie and ball gowns and t-shirts and tennies...and hear many languages spoken.

    Julie Mautner: Ten Reasons I Love the Roosevelt Hotel

  • Grab some with canvas tennies and sprinkle in where necessary.

    Edina Sultanik: Men's Style Is Alive and Well in Iowa

  • I asked our volunteer harvesters, who were walking up the dirt driveway, sack lunches in their hands, beat-up shoes on their feet (I guess they'll have to toss their tennies when they return home).

    main - French Word-A-Day

  • Well, I'm matching, but my daughter, in the spirit of St. Patrick's day, went with all the green (in varying shades) that she could find: bright green top, muted green & blue flowered skirt, mostly brown tights with pink and green butterflies, and bright white tennies!

    la routine - French Word-A-Day

  • I have New Balance tennies in black and gray that I love, and Adidas and Puma also make adorable styles in fun colors.

    The Mommy Diet

  • I stop at the first wide spot, wade through cold slush in my tennies, and find out what kept us in the road back on the mountain—a right rear flat, one of three retreads, unraveling and flopping loose.

    Rainier

  • Howard Frank Archives/Personality Photos James Dean wearing Jack Purcells You could argue that the trend for trainers, sneakers, tennies, gym shoes, call them what you will, never really went away.

    The Great Sneaker Revival

  • I found a strapless flowered cotton dress and a pink sweater with an antique sweater clip, and I completed the look with white canvas tennies, ankle socks, a bouffant hairdo with a pink scarf tied in the back, and a single strand of pearls.

    Muffins and Mayhem

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