Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Slang An amphetamine tablet taken as a stimulant.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An amphetamine tablet.
  • n. A tantrum; a fit of furious or erratic behaviour.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. same as benne or benni.
  • n. same as bennie.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. East Indian annual erect herb; source of sesame seed or benniseed and sesame oil
  • n. United States comedian known for his timeing and delivery and self-effacing humor (1894-1974)

Etymologies

From Benzedrine.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Abbreviated from Benzedrine (Wiktionary)

Examples

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  • When I was a kid this was slang for a tantrum, or paddy.

    "OK, calm down. Don't have a benny."

    August 30, 2008