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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.]
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n, pl -nies
1. (often capital) informal a man or boy; chap
2. a slang word for condom
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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]
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|Noun||1.||Johnny - `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
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