noun (plural bennies)informal , chiefly US
A tablet of Benzedrine.
- For decades, the military has been trying to figure out ways to keep soldiers awake and alert in the field - for days at a time. Back in the 60s, that meant some pretty hair-raising experiments with everything from bennies to LSD.
- I remember seeing a letter that he wrote outlining very seriously his regimen for writing, which would include methodically drinking so much, and then taking half of a benny, and so on.
- Percodan and bennies, he thought, coughing; breakfast of champions.
noun (plural bennies)US informal
A benefit attached to employment; a perk: we can be flexible on pay and bennies
More example sentences
- You have to pay your own health insurance, self-employment tax, all of those bennies that an employee would normally receive automatically, you don't.
- Finally, the number of employers offering health care benefits continues to decline; employees lucky enough to have bennies find their share of the cost increasing.
- They pointed out that these numbers include some of the ‘hidden unemployed’ - those who are no longer drawing unemployment bennies, but still looking for work.’