Johnny

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john·ny

 (jŏn′ē)
n. pl. john·nies
A loose short-sleeved gown opening in the back, worn by patients undergoing medical treatment or examination.

[From the name Johnny, nickname for John.]

johnny

(ˈdʒɒnɪ)
n, pl -nies
1. (often capital) informal a man or boy; chap
2. a slang word for condom

John•ny

or John•nie

(ˈdʒɒn i)

n., pl. -nies. (sometimes l.c.)
a short, collarless gown fastened in back, worn by medical patients, as in a hospital.
[1665–75; generic use of the proper name]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Johnny - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil WarJohnny - `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Confederate soldier - a soldier in the Army of the Confederacy during the American Civil War
Translations

Johnny

[ˈdʒɒnɪ] NJuanito

johnny

[ˈdʒɒnɪ] Ntío m, sujeto m

Johnny

n dim of JohnHänschen nt, → Hänsel m (old)

johnny

n (Brit inf) (= man)Typ m (inf); (= condom)Pariser m (inf)
References in classic literature ?
Johnnie had been having drinks with the guests until he was rather absent-minded.
The door from the office opened, and Johnnie Gardener came in, directing Blind d'Arnault--he would never consent to be led.
Of course it may work out all right, and I don't see that I could have done otherwise; but if I have lost my crib and get nothing in exchange I shall feel what a soft Johnnie I have been.
A boy of sixteen, who appeared to be Johnnie, grumbled derisively both at the notion of drawing-room tea and at the necessity of carrying a tray up to his brother.
Now, just let me hear you decline 'amo'--I love," Johnnie demanded.
No, Johnnie, no Greek at meal-times," said Joan, overhearing him instantly.
You see, James likes to lie in bed and sleep like a hog," said Johnnie, explaining himself to Katharine, whereupon James fired up and, making her his goal, also exclaimed:
Johnnie messes with stinking chemicals in the pantry--"
But the personal question between James and Johnnie merged into some argument already, apparently, debated, so that the parts had been distributed among the family, in which Ralph took the lead; and Katharine found herself opposed to him and the champion of Johnnie's cause, who, it appeared, always lost his head and got excited in argument with Ralph.
To you little Gazan might have seemed a hideous and repulsive creature, but to Taug and Teeka he was as beautiful and as cute as is your little Mary or Johnnie or Elizabeth Ann to you, and he was their firstborn, their only balu, and a he--three things which might make a young ape the apple of any fond father's eye.
You took me for a country Johnnie Raw, with no more mother-wit or courage than a porridge-stick.
We might go there every day of our lives, and never again be the only outsiders in the room, with the billiard-marking Johnnie practically out of ear-shot at one and the same time.