Definitions

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

  • noun The sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A mule got from a she-ass by a stallion.
  • noun A dialectal (Scotch) variant of honey.
  • To neigh; whinny.

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

  • noun Prov. Eng. A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey.
  • noun A hybrid between a stallion and an ass; -- correlative of the mule.

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  • noun The hybrid offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a she-ass (female donkey).
  • verb To whinny
  • noun Geordie A term of endearment usually for women.

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

  • noun hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile

Etymologies

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

[Alteration of Latin hinnus, from Greek ginnos, innos.]

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From Latin hinnus - possibly cognate with hinnire ("to whinny").

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Alteration of whinny, which is onomatopoeic.

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From standard English honey.

Examples

  • I knew nothing about that horse except that a hinny was the sterile issue of stallion and jenny, most like a mule but prettier, yet already I was eager to ride her.

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  • A hinny is the offspring of a stallion and a she - donkey.

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  • On the other hand, the hinny, which is the offspring of the stallion and the she-ass, is essentially a modified horse, having the general configuration of the horse, but being a much smaller animal than its sire, and therefore approaching the dam in size as well as in the comparative narrowness of its trunk.

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  • Named for the proteins on its surface, it's known as H1N1 also called "hinny" by morons who think that's a word.

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  • Named for the proteins on its surface, it's known as H1N1 also called "hinny" by morons who think that's a word.

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  • Aunt Patty said she should be lost without her "hinny," and George Wild remonstrated half angrily with her, for going off to leave him alone; but all to no effect -- Annie must go.

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  • "There's kames o 'hinny 'tween my luve's lips."] [Footnote 244: _Wawae-noho_.

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  • Newcastle City Coucil banned staff from saying pet and hinny, Blackpool taxi drivers were prevented from flaunting the cross of St. George.

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  • Newcastle City Coucil banned staff from saying pet and hinny, Blackpool taxi drivers were prevented from flaunting the cross of St. George.

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  • Newcastle City Coucil banned staff from saying pet and hinny, Blackpool taxi drivers were prevented from flaunting the cross of St. George.

    Archive 2007-05-01

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  • when a boy horse and a girl donkey love each other very much....

    May 21, 2010