Definitions for Jenny
This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word Jenny.
Jenny, William Le Baron Jennynoun
United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907)
jennet, jenny, jenny assnoun
A device for spinning thread from fiber onto multiple spindles (also called spinning jenny).
A female creature of certain kinds, such as wren and donkey.
A Wren (member of the WRNS)
A diminutive of the female given names Jane and Jennifer, also used as a formal given name.
The Saga Of Jenny is a popular song written for the 1941 Broadway musical Lady in the Dark, with music by Kurt Weill and lyrics by Ira Gershwin, considered now as a standard blues. The music is marked "Allegretto quasi andantino"; Gershwin describes it as "a sort of blues bordello". It was premiered by Gertrude Lawrence in the role of Liza Elliott, the editor of a fashion magazine. In the context of the show, the song comes in a dream sequence in which Elliott defends her indecision about marriage by telling the tale of "a girl named Jenny/Whose virtues were varied and many—/Excepting that she was inclined/Always to make up her mind", until she "kicked the bucket at 76." Jenny's decisive nature is blamed for multiple disasters, including forcing the necessity of the United States' Good Neighbor Policy. The moral of the song is "don't make up your mind." It followed the Danny Kaye song "Tschaikowsky (and Other Russians)", and in Kaye's original recording, he sings the passages about Liza Elliot's inability to make up her mind.
A "Jenny" is primarily a female given name, generally considered as a diminutive version of Jennifer. The name itself is of English origin and is often used as a nickname. The popularity of the name has varied over time and across different regions. Moreover, in certain contexts, the term "jenny" can refer to a spinning machine (spinning jenny), a female donkey, or a particular device used in the production of textiles. The usage of the term highly depends on the context.
a familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane
a familiar name of the European wren
a machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories
Etymology: [A corruption of gin an engine; influenced by Jenny, the proper name. See Gin an engine, and cf. Ginny-carriage.]
Jenny is a 1970 film starring Marlo Thomas and Alan Alda, released by ABC Pictures. The film was rated "M" for "Mature Audiences." Singer-songwriter Harry Nilsson provided Jenny 's theme song, "Waiting".
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
jen′i, n. a female bird, a wren—usually Jenn′y-wren: a female ass: a spinning-jenny. [From the name Jenny; prob. the last sense from gin.]
Vagina; the female counterpart of Jimmy. "When Jenny and Jimmy start shootin the gift" -- De La Soul featuring Native Tongues (Buddy 12")
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Jenny is ranked #19019 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Jenny surname appeared 1,432 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Jenny.
87% or 1,247 total occurrences were White.
4.2% or 61 total occurrences were Asian.
4.1% or 60 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
2.1% or 31 total occurrences were of two or more races.
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Jenny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2045
The numerical value of Jenny in Chaldean Numerology is: 8
The numerical value of Jenny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Barrie has always believed in me; he was the first promoter who supported me as a solo artist, and was very responsible for the success of my solo career. He and Jenny remain true and valued friends.
I knew it since April... that Jenny Capador got this job offer and Jenny Capador was going to travel abroad and work as private security for an important man in Haiti.
We live in an age where it is time to sit little Timmy and Jenny down and discuss the consequences of cybercrime. If kids understand that there are severe consequences to cybercrime and hacking, they will be much less likely to participate.
This treatment is very different than what Jenny Knap have had before. Jenny Knap have never had a medication that would slow down Alzheimer's disease progression, current available medication such as donepezil or memantine only help modestly with the symptoms but do not slow down the disease's progression.
Jenny replied to this with a bitterness which might have surprized a judicious person, who had observed the tranquillity with which she bore all the affronts to her chastity; but her patience was perhaps tired out, for this is a virtue which is very apt to be fatigued by exercise.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for Jenny
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- أنثي الطائرArabic
- κλωστική μηχανήGreek
- підйомний кранUkrainian
Get even more translations for Jenny »
Find a translation for the Jenny definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"Jenny." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 29 Sep. 2023. <https://www.definitions.net/definition/Jenny>.