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jen·ny

 (jĕn′ē)
n. pl. jen·nies
1. The female of certain animals, especially a donkey or a wren.
2. A spinning jenny.

[From the name Jenny.]

jenny

(ˈdʒɛnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (Mechanical Engineering) a hand-operated machine for turning up the edge of a piece of sheet metal in preparation for making a joint
2. (Animals) the female of certain animals or birds, esp a donkey, ass, or wren
3. (Mechanical Engineering) short for spinning jenny
4. (Billiards & Snooker) billiards snooker an in-off. See long jenny, short jenny
[C17: from the name Jenny, diminutive of Jane]

jen•ny

(ˈdʒɛn i)

n., pl. -nies.
2. the female of certain animals, esp. a female donkey or a female bird.
[1590–1600; generic use of Jenny, proper name]

Jenny

A female donkey, but it was also a name sometimes applied to female mules.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Jenny - United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907)
2.jenny - female donkey
ass - hardy and sure-footed animal smaller and with longer ears than the horse
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jenny

n (= donkey)Eselin f; (= mule)weibliches Maultier; (= spinning jenny)(frühe) Feinspinnmaschine