Definition of Sonny

1. Noun. A male child (a familiar term of address to a boy).

Exact synonyms: Cub, Lad, Laddie, Sonny Boy
Generic synonyms: Boy, Male Child



Definition of Sonny

1. Proper noun. A nickname of a child. ¹

2. Proper noun. (English male given name). ¹

3. Noun. a familiar form of address for a boy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sonny

1. a small boy [n -NIES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sonny

sonneteers
sonneter
sonneters
sonneting
sonnetist
sonnetists
sonnetize
sonnetized
sonnetizes
sonnetizing
sonnetlike
sonnets
sonnetted
sonnetting
sonnies
sonny (current term)
sonny Jim
sonny boy
sonobuoy
sonobuoys
sonochemical
sonochemically
sonochemistry
sonofabitch
sonofusion
sonogram
sonogramme
sonograms
sonograph
sonographer

Literary usage of Sonny

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1. The Century Illustrated Monthly Magazine (1896)
"Wife has had her over here to supper sev'al nights lately, an' sonny he 's took tea over ... Of co'se Mary Elizabeth she 's a year older 'n what sonny is, ..."

2. The Bookman (1897)
"sonny. By Ruth McEnery Stuart. New York: The Century Co. $1.00. ... The sketches collected under the title sonny made the reader laugh with a swelling heart ..."

3. The Simple Life by Ruth King Porter (2006)
"When sonny came around the corner of the barn with Buck and Ben, she was so glad to ... But sonny acted as though she wasn't there. He didn't answer her. ..."

4. Southey's Common-place Book by Robert Southey (1849)
"[The sonny asi.] " Hts hair, nails and beard being clipped, bearing with him a dish, a staff, and a water- pot, his whole mind being fixed on God, ..."

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