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 ?
They're going to Richmond, or some place, while we fight all the Johnnies.
Looks as though we'd got the measure of those Johnnies, doesn't it?
Amazing how these rich Johnnies love getting something for nothing.