The offspring of a female donkey and a male horse.‘A female donkey mated with a male horse creates a hinny or jennet.’
- ‘A cross between a female donkey (jennet or jenny) and a male horse produces a hinny.’
- ‘Livestock means cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, and deer not in the wild state.’
Early 17th century via Latin from Greek hinnos.
nounhinniesScottish, Northern English
Used as a term of endearment.
Mid 18th century variant of honey.
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