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 ?
Oh, my name it is Johnny from Pike, I'm h-ll on a spree or a strike" .
Why, afore we give it up, Sal used to put our Sam and little Johnny in the foot of it.
Then the bands turned their instruments towards Cathy and burst in with that rollicking frenzy of a tune, "Oh, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home - yes, we'll all get blind drunk when Johnny comes marching home
and you bet your bottom dollar, Johnny, it AIN'T just as easy as it is for a cat to have twins
By the time Ben was fagged out, Tom had traded the next chance to Billy Fisher for a kite, in good repair; and when he played out, Johnny Miller bought in for a dead rat and a string to swing it with -- and so on, and so on, hour after hour.
That pretty woman who went out with that young Johnny just now?
My son Johnny, named so after his uncle, was at the grammar-school, and a towardly child.
Thof Squire Dickon “—this was a common misnomer with Benjamin—” is a nice gentleman, and as good a man to sail with as heart could wish, yet I shall tel the squire, d’ye see, in plain English, and that’s my native tongue, that if-so-be he is thinking of putting any Johnny Raw over my head, why, I shall resign.
Shall I after him, Captain," asked pathetic Smee, "and tickle him with Johnny Corkscrew?
Then he took her to see Johnny Cake, a cheerful old gentleman who lived near by.
He is only in simple reduction yet, and Johnny Johnson is in fractions, and Johnny isn't half as smart as her Tommy, and she can't understand it.
You don't want me to tell you that a decent excuse for having a row with this old Johnny is about the best thing that could happen to you.