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hin·ny

 (hĭn′ē)
n. pl. hin·nies
The sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey.

[Alteration of Latin hinnus, from Greek ginnos, innos.]

hinny

(ˈhɪnɪ)
n, pl -nies
(Animals) the sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass. Compare mule11
[C17: from Latin hinnus, from Greek hinnos]

hinny

(ˈhɪnɪ)
vb, -nies, -nying or -nied
a less common word for whinny

hinny

(ˈhɪnɪ)
n
dialect Scot and Northern English a term of endearment, esp for a woman or child
[variant of honey]

hin•ny

(ˈhɪn i)

n., pl. -nies.
the offspring of a male horse and a female donkey. Compare mule 1 (def. 1).
[1680–90; obsolete hinne < Latin hinnus]

hinny


Past participle: hinnied
Gerund: hinnying

Imperative
hinny
hinny
Present
I hinny
you hinny
he/she/it hinnies
we hinny
you hinny
they hinny
Preterite
I hinnied
you hinnied
he/she/it hinnied
we hinnied
you hinnied
they hinnied
Present Continuous
I am hinnying
you are hinnying
he/she/it is hinnying
we are hinnying
you are hinnying
they are hinnying
Present Perfect
I have hinnied
you have hinnied
he/she/it has hinnied
we have hinnied
you have hinnied
they have hinnied
Past Continuous
I was hinnying
you were hinnying
he/she/it was hinnying
we were hinnying
you were hinnying
they were hinnying
Past Perfect
I had hinnied
you had hinnied
he/she/it had hinnied
we had hinnied
you had hinnied
they had hinnied
Future
I will hinny
you will hinny
he/she/it will hinny
we will hinny
you will hinny
they will hinny
Future Perfect
I will have hinnied
you will have hinnied
he/she/it will have hinnied
we will have hinnied
you will have hinnied
they will have hinnied
Future Continuous
I will be hinnying
you will be hinnying
he/she/it will be hinnying
we will be hinnying
you will be hinnying
they will be hinnying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been hinnying
you have been hinnying
he/she/it has been hinnying
we have been hinnying
you have been hinnying
they have been hinnying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been hinnying
you will have been hinnying
he/she/it will have been hinnying
we will have been hinnying
you will have been hinnying
they will have been hinnying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been hinnying
you had been hinnying
he/she/it had been hinnying
we had been hinnying
you had been hinnying
they had been hinnying
Conditional
I would hinny
you would hinny
he/she/it would hinny
we would hinny
you would hinny
they would hinny
Past Conditional
I would have hinnied
you would have hinnied
he/she/it would have hinnied
we would have hinnied
you would have hinnied
they would have hinnied

Hinny

A cross between a male horse and a female donkey.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hinny - hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile; "a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"
Equus, genus Equus - type genus of the Equidae: only surviving genus of the family Equidae
equid, equine - hoofed mammals having slender legs and a flat coat with a narrow mane along the back of the neck
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Sometimes the conditions between men and fairies become strained and the fairies jist close themsels hinnie awa frae mankind.
I'm glad you're not a Geordie You couldn't call me 'pet' I couldn't call you 'hinnie' 'Cos folk would get upset.
A unique variation is the Singin' Hinnie, which hails from Northumberland.
Then, across the lounge bar, he gave her a knowing wink and a gummy grin, rested his glass of brown ale on the table, fixed his gaze on the 76 and said: "My, hinnie, you're a canny looker for yer age."
So this programme is amme search for those traditional foods and recipes - things like the Singing Hinnie, Cheshire Cheese Soup and the Devonshire Squab Pie."
Anyway, back in the designer store, hipster hinnie eyed my supermarket jeans with the beginnings of a sneer.
What is a singing hinnie: a female musical hall performer or a type of scone traditionally made in the North East?
Mr Hook is also the owner of the city's famous Blackfriars Restaurant and Hinnies in Whitley Bay.