See also: Jenny and Jenný

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Partially from generic use of the female given name Jenny (cf. Jane) and partially from informal pronunciations of engine.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈd͡ʒɛni/
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  • Rhymes: -ɛni
  • Hyphenation: jen‧ny

NounEdit

jenny (plural jennies)

  1. A device for spinning thread from fiber onto multiple spindles (also called spinning jenny).
  2. A female creature of certain kinds, such as wren and donkey.
  3. A catmill.
  4. In billiards and similar games, a powerful follow shot with plenty of topspin.
    • 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt, Olympia Press:
      Cream's potting had been extraordinary, extraordinary, I remember, said Goff. I never saw anything like it. We were watching breathless, as he set himself for a long thin jenny, with the black of all balls.

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FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

< genua

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjenːy/, [ˈje̞nːy]
  • Rhymes: -enːy
  • Syllabification(key): jen‧ny

NounEdit

jenny

  1. (nautical, sailing) Synonym of genua.

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