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 ?
The little man's hands and arms were as hard and tough as the leather in his apron, and Dorothy thought Johnny Dooit looked as if he had done a lot of hard work in his lifetime.
Johnny, whom Kennan beckoned up to him, was a loan from the Resident Commissioner of the British Solomons at Tulagi, who had come along as pilot and guide to Kennan rather than as philosopher and friend.
'Johnny, too!' cried Mrs Boffin, turning to the Secretary; 'already Johnny!
"Del Mar was the limit himself," he told Johnny, who held Michael by the chain.
We met by appointment, early Monday morning, to complete the deal, in Johnny Heinhold's "Last Chance "--a saloon, of course, for the transactions of men.
Then he took her to see Johnny Cake, a cheerful old gentleman who lived near by.
Johnny, here, staked a couple of miles below Discovery, but he don't know no better." Johnny looked shamefaced.
"Shall I after him, Captain," asked pathetic Smee, "and tickle him with Johnny Corkscrew?" Smee had pleasant names for everything, and his cutlass was Johnny Corkscrew, because he wiggled it in the wound.
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 followed it instantly with "Dixie," that antidote for melancholy, merriest and gladdest of all military music on any side of the ocean - and that was the end.
Bob Tanner was there, and Johnny Miller, and Jeff Thatcher, when I said it.
I'm homesick from ear-socket to crupper, and from crupper to hock-joint; but it ain't any use, I've got to stay here, till the old man drops the rag and give the word--yes, SIR, right here in this country I've got to linger till the old man says COME!--and you bet your bottom dollar, Johnny, it AIN'T just as easy as it is for a cat to have twins!"
'A very good expression, Johnny. You'll be a tackling somebody presently.