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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of Benjamin. +‎ -y.

Proper nounEdit

Benny (plural Bennys or Bennies)

  1. A nickname for a man named Benjamin.

Etymology 2Edit

Clipping of Bernice; Bernadette.

Proper nounEdit

Benny (plural Bennys or Bennies)

  1. A nickname for a woman named Bernice or Bernadette.

Etymology 3Edit

From the name of a dull-witted character in the British soap opera Crossroads

NounEdit

Benny (plural Bennies)

  1. (Britain, slang) A stupid or dull-witted person.
  2. (Britain, slang) A temper tantrum.

Etymology 4Edit

From the name of Benjamin Franklin, whose portrait is on the bill.

NounEdit

Benny (plural Bennies)

  1. (US) A one-hundred-dollar bill.

DanishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Benny

  1. A male given name borrowed from English; in Scandinavia often associated with Benedict which is traditionally more popular than Benjamin.

SwedishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Benny c (genitive Bennys)

  1. A male given name borrowed from English.