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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
Translations
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jenny

n (= donkey)Eselin f; (= mule)weibliches Maultier; (= spinning jenny)(frühe) Feinspinnmaschine
References in classic literature ?
A short account of Jenny Jones, with the difficulties and discouragements which may attend young women in the pursuit of learning.
These two began presently to scrutinize the characters of the several young girls who lived in any of those houses, and at last fixed their strongest suspicion on one Jenny Jones, who, they both agreed, was the likeliest person to have committed this fact.
This Jenny Jones was no very comely girl, either in her face or person; but nature had somewhat compensated the want of beauty with what is generally more esteemed by those ladies whose judgment is arrived at years of perfect maturity, for she had given her a very uncommon share of understanding.
This is what your loving Jenny Wren calls the best time in the day and night,' said the person of the house.
I have been thinking,' Jenny went on, 'as I sat at work to-day, what a thing it would be, if I should be able to have your company till I am married, or at least courted.
He gave his hand to Jenny Wren, and he gave his hand to Lizzie, and he stood leaning by the door at Lizzie's side.
I was with Jenny when she lost hers--warn't I, Jenny?
It's my dead child," says Jenny, walking up and down as she nurses, "that makes me love this child so dear, and it's my dead child that makes her love it so dear too, as even to think of its being taken away from her now.
Mary Kinglsey insisted on lending her her watch till recess, and Jenny Snow, a satirical young lady, who had basely twitted Amy upon her limeless state, promptly buried the hatchet and offered to furnish answers to certain appalling sums.
No sooner had the guest paid the usual stale compliments and bowed himself out, than Jenny, under pretense of asking an important question, informed Mr.
I would n't let many girls in to see my poor Jenny, because they 'd only flutter and worry her; but you
Jenny put both arms about her neck, and began to shed the quiet tears that so refresh and comfort heavy hearts when a tender touch unseals the fountain where they lie.