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1. A female donkey.
2. A small Spanish saddle horse. Also called genet.

[Middle English genet, from Old French, from Old Catalan genet or Old Spanish ginete, mounted soldier armed with a lance, horseman, both Old Catalan and Old Spanish from Arabic zanātī, belonging to the Zanata, from Zanāta, name of a confederation of Berber tribes famous for their horsemanship.]


(ˈdʒɛnɪt) ,




1. (Animals) Also called: jenny a female donkey or ass
2. (Animals) a small Spanish riding horse
[C15: from Old French genet, from Catalan ginet, horse of the type used by the Zenete, from Arabic Zanātah the Zenete, a Moorish people renowned for their horsemanship]


(ˈdʒɛn ɪt)

1. a female donkey.
2. a small Spanish horse.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Middle French genet < Catalan, < Spanish Arabic zinētī, dial. variant of zanātī pertaining to the Zenete tribe (of Berbers)]


A female donkey. Sometimes shortened to Jenny.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jennet - female donkey
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
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As the Jew, stunned by the request, afraid to refuse, and unwilling to comply, fumbled in the furred bag which hung by his girdle, and was perhaps endeavouring to ascertain how few coins might pass for a handful, the Prince stooped from his jennet and settled Isaac's doubts by snatching the pouch itself from his side; and flinging to Wamba a couple of the gold pieces which it contained, he pursued his career round the lists, leaving the Jew to the derision of those around him, and himself receiving as much applause from the spectators as if he had done some honest and honourable action.
Instead of falling, the cursed jennet was irritated, and carried him on more furiously than ever.
If ye see the laird, tell him what ye hear; tell him this makes the twelve hunner and nineteen time that Jennet Clouston has called down the curse on him and his house, byre and stable, man, guest, and master, wife, miss, or bairn -- black, black be their fall
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We have seen significant growth in the outer boroughs," said Jennet Siebrits, CBRE head of residential research.
Jennet Siebrits, Head of UK Residential Research, CBRE commented, "As the UK went to the polls there was some uncertainty as to the outcome, with a hung parliament looking likely.
This had a direct impact on property transaction levels in Prime Central London in the months leading up to the election," said Jennet Siebrits, head of UK Residential Research, CBRE.
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They begin investigating the creepy, dimly lit house where they discover its secrets; the ghost of Jennet who lost her child and her promise of haunting this rather unpleasant abode.
Broughton couple Jennet Hargreaves, 40, and fiance Dave Curran are set to marry on May 31 at Thornton Hall Hotel and have a whopping 15 bridesmaids ranging from aged two to 34.
Olesya Getunova, assistant director of leisure sales at Ajman Saray, a Luxury Collection Resort and Starwood's latest Middle Eastern hotel, and Jennet Yevshanova, assistant director of sales at Kempinski Hotel Ajman, both look forward to winter participation from Russia and the CIS countries.
Meanwhile the American national, Jennet said that USA has increased unfair sanctions and policies against Sudan and.