Definition of Hinny

1. Noun. Hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile. "A hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule"

Group relationships: Equus, Genus Equus
Generic synonyms: Equid, Equine



Definition of Hinny

1. n. A hybrid between a stallion and an ass.

2. n. A term of endearment; darling; -- corrupted from honey.

Definition of Hinny

1. Noun. The hybrid offspring of a stallion (male horse) and a she-ass (female donkey). ¹

2. Verb. To whinny ¹

3. Noun. (Geordie) A term of endearment usually for women. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hinny

1. to whinny [v -NIED, -NYING, -NIES] - See also: whinny

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hinny

hinging
hinging on
hinging post
hings
hink pink
hink pinks
hinkie pinkie
hinkie pinkies
hinkier
hinkiest
hinky
hinkypunk
hinkypunks
hinnied
hinnies
hinny (current term)
hinnying
hins
hinsdalite
hint
hinted
hintend
hintends
hinter
hinterland
hinterlander
hinterlanders
hinterlands
hintermost
hinters

Literary usage of Hinny

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1. Rhymes of Northern Bards: Being a Curious Collection of Old and New Songs by John Bell (1812)
"WHERE hast'te been, ma' canny hinny? An where hast'te been, ma' bonny bairn ? Aw was up and down seekin ma' hinny, Aw was thro' the town seekin for my bairn ..."

2. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"7-,,hinny,(hin'-nC) ' j** HINT, (hint) ni Faint noticĀ« given to the mind ; remote allusion ; distant insinuation ; suggestion ; intimation. ..."

3. Animal Husbandry for Schools by Merritt Wesley Harper (1919)
"The reciprocal cross is known as a hinny. The female donkey is called a jennet. The mule partakes of many of the characters of the jack. ..."

4. Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings: With Lives by Thomas & George Allan (Firm) (1891)
"IT'S O but I ken well, A you, hinny burd, The bonny lass of Benwell; A you a. She's lang-legg'd and mother-like, A you, hinny burd; See she's raking up the ..."

5. Natural History of the World: With Anecdotes Illustrating the Nature, Habits edited by Alfred Henry Miles (1895)
"The Mule and The Mule and the hinny, are the off-spring the hinny. of the ass and the horse and combine to some extent the qualities of both. ..."

6. The Lake Dwellings of Switzerland and Other Parts of Europe by Ferdinand Keller (1878)
"119, it is evident that I did not deny the existence of the " hinny," but ... I have never been fortunate enough to see a living " hinny," or to obtain ..."

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