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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪni
 
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noun (plural hinnies)

The offspring of a female donkey and a male horse.
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

early 17th century: via Latin from Greek hinnos.

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  • mule from (Old English):

    A mule results from crossing a donkey and a horse, strictly a male donkey and a female horse (the technical name for the offspring of a female donkey and a stallion is hinny (late 17th century) from Latin hinnus). Mules have traditionally been used as beasts of burden, and are also traditionally regarded as stubborn. Someone stubborn, stupid, or physically tough has been called a mule since the 15th century. As a name for a courier for illicit drugs, mule dates from the 1920s in US slang. The name of the animal goes back to Latin mulus. It has no connection with mule in the sense ‘a slipper or light shoe without a back’. This comes from a term for the reddish shoes worn by magistrates in ancient Rome, Latin mulleus calceus.

Words that rhyme with hinny

blini, cine, Finney, finny, Ginny, guinea, mini, Minnie, ninny, pinny, Pliny, shinny, skinny, spinney, tinny, whinny

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Pronunciation: /ˈhɪni
 
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(also hinnie)

noun (plural hinnies)

Scottish & Northern English
Used as a term of endearment.
Example sentences
  • Hey hinny come home to your little baby.
  • Will ye go with me, my hinny and my heart?

Origin

early 19th century: variant of honey.

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  • mule from (Old English):

    A mule results from crossing a donkey and a horse, strictly a male donkey and a female horse (the technical name for the offspring of a female donkey and a stallion is hinny (late 17th century) from Latin hinnus). Mules have traditionally been used as beasts of burden, and are also traditionally regarded as stubborn. Someone stubborn, stupid, or physically tough has been called a mule since the 15th century. As a name for a courier for illicit drugs, mule dates from the 1920s in US slang. The name of the animal goes back to Latin mulus. It has no connection with mule in the sense ‘a slipper or light shoe without a back’. This comes from a term for the reddish shoes worn by magistrates in ancient Rome, Latin mulleus calceus.

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