Definition of henny in English:


Pronunciation /ˈhɛni/


  • A variety of domestic chicken in which the males resemble the females; a (male) bird of such a variety.


  • 1Of a male bird, especially a domestic chicken: having the plumage or general appearance of a hen or female bird; (of plumage) resembling that of a hen or female; henlike. Also: designating a breed or variety characterized by such males.

  • 2Generally. Of, relating to, characteristic of, or suitable for a hen or hens.


Mid 19th century. From hen + -y.