doney

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from Catalan dona or Spanish doña; perhaps introduced to England by sailors who had visited Spanish or Italian ports[1]

NounEdit

doney (plural doneys)

  1. (colloquial) girl, sweetheart, darling, young woman, woman
    • May 7, 1927, Uncle Dave Macon, "Tell Her To Come Back Home", Vocalion 5153
    • 1951, Elmore James, Dust My Broom
      a no-good doney, shouldn't allow her on the street
    • late 20th century, Mississippi blues musician R. L. Burnside, "Long Haired Doney"

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SynonymsEdit

  • doney gal

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Last modified on 19 June 2013, at 21:12