Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An amphetamine tablet taken as a stimulant.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

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  • noun slang An amphetamine tablet.
  • noun UK, slang A tantrum; a fit of furious or erratic behaviour.

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

Etymologies

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

[From Benzedrine, a trademark formerly used for a preparation of amphetamine.]

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Abbreviated from Benzedrine

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