Main definitions of hinny in English

: hinny1hinny2

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nounplural noun hinnies

  • 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.’
    ass

Pronunciation

hinny

/ˈhinē/ /ˈhɪni/

Origin

Early 17th century via Latin from Greek hinnos.

Main definitions of hinny in English

: hinny1hinny2

hinny2

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nounplural noun hinnies

(also hinnie)
Scottish, Northern English
  • Used as a term of endearment.

Pronunciation

hinny

/ˈhinē/ /ˈhɪni/

Origin

Mid 18th century variant of honey.