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  • proper n. A diminutive of the male given name Benjamin.
  • proper n. A diminutive of the female given names Bernice and Bernadette.


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  • It came from an elderly lady called Bennie who used to come to all my private views when I was living in Kent.

    Tuesday 2nd September; lunch hour.

  • After they were seated at the table a younger brother who was called Bennie, went up by the side of mother's chair, as though he desired she would give him a piece of biscuit.

    My Recollections of African M. E. Ministers, or Forty Years' Experience in the African Methodist Episcopal Church

  • -- Wilhelm Joseph Jr., executive director of Maryland Legal Aid, Inc. in the Daily Record on news that former chief financial officer Benjamin L. "Bennie" King Jr., has been charged with a scheme to steal $1.1 million from the group, which is funded with federal money to represent the poor.

    First Click, Maryland -- Snapshot in gov's race

  • Benjamin Louis "Bennie" King, 58, of Gwynn Oak, who worked as chief of finance for the organization from 1978 to January 2008, pleaded guilty to theft in U.S. District Court in Baltimore.

    Ex-Legal aid official admits theft

  • Now the weather is better and he's still hanging around and has brought a few of his pals around, like "Bennie" did with Imhotep in The Mummy.


  • His deputy is Itumeleng "Bennie" Kotsoane, MEC for local government and housing.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Barend Gerhardus "Bennie" le Roux, has black hair, is slender and about 1,8m tall, and is clean-shaven.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • "Bennie," he said in a low voice, "is there trouble brewing in the forecastle?"

    The Mutineers

  • Not even Mathieu Darche is expecting to play vs. the Hurricanes on the Gomez-Gionta Line, but then again, maybe "Bennie" freed up from "the Jets" can give the Habs 4 lines with some scoring touch.

    The Chronicle

  • She kept walking and took her cell phone out of her purse, calling Bennie’s home number.

    Courting Trouble


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