Definitions

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

  • adjective Having a fin or fins.
  • adjective Resembling a fin; finlike.
  • adjective Of, relating to, or full of fish.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having fins; finned: as, finny fish.
  • Fishy; fish-like; of the nature of fish: as, the finny tribes.
  • Containing fish: as, the finny deep.

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

  • adjective (Zoöl.) Having, or abounding in, fins, as fishes; pertaining to fishes.
  • adjective Abounding in fishes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective of a fish Having one or more fins
  • adjective Resembling a fin
  • adjective Abounding in fishes.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • He calls his finny friends, in a scene that gave me goosebumps:

    Brave and The Bold: "Evil Under The Sea!"

  • He calls his finny friends, in a scene that gave me goosebumps:

    Archive 2008-12-01

  • The general effect of the spectacle is as if one watched an endless kind of finny Grand National

    Stories of the Border Marches

  • Of these many fine, furry and finny friends, only one to my knowledge has been a guy.

    Jerry Zezima: "Oh, Henry"

  • Yes | No | Report from cooner wrote 1 week 4 days ago wabbits, grouse, yotes and our finny friends under the hard water.

    What are you guys still hunting for if anything?

  • Of these many fine, furry and finny friends, only one to my knowledge has been a guy.

    Jerry Zezima: "Oh, Henry"

  • The computer-animation studio's digital marvels, whether populated by creatures furry, finny or metallic, serve as his personal scrapbook of Hallmark moments.

    Pixar moves on 'Up' with its 10th movie

  • Yes | No | Report from cooner wrote 1 week 4 days ago wabbits, grouse, yotes and our finny friends under the hard water.

    What are you guys still hunting for if anything?

  • "Nope, it ain't the valley of the moon," agreed Billy, and he said it on the evening of the day he hooked a monster steelhead, standing to his neck in the ice-cold water of the Rogue and fighting for forty minutes, with screaming reel, ere he drew his finny prize to the bank and with the scalp-yell of a Comanche jumped and clutched it by the gills.

    CHAPTER XV

  • He walked through the grasses, found a stream, and looked down into it at the silver and grey finny fish and eels that thrived there.

    Pathfinder

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  • The Sounds, and Seas with all their finny drove

    Now to the Moon in wavering Morrice move ...

    Milton, Comus

    December 16, 2006