What does jenny mean?

Definitions for jenny
ˈdʒɛn ijen·ny

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word jenny.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Jenny, William Le Baron Jennynoun

    United States architect who designed the first skyscraper in which a metal skeleton was used (1832-1907)

  2. jennet, jenny, jenny assnoun

    female donkey


  1. jennynoun

    A device for spinning thread from fiber onto multiple spindles (also called spinning jenny).

  2. jennynoun

    A female creature of certain kinds, such as wren and donkey.

  3. Jennynoun

    A Wren (member of the WRNS)

  4. Jennynoun

    A diminutive of the female given names Jane and Jennifer, also used as a formal given name.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Jennynoun

    a familiar or pet form of the proper name Jane

  2. Jennynoun

    a familiar name of the European wren

  3. Jennynoun

    a machine for spinning a number of threads at once, -- used in factories

  4. Etymology: [A corruption of gin an engine; influenced by Jenny, the proper name. See Gin an engine, and cf. Ginny-carriage.]


  1. Jenny

    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

  1. Jenny

    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.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. jennynoun

    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

  1. JENNY

    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.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'jenny' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2045

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of jenny in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of jenny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of jenny in a Sentence

  1. Henry Fielding, The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling:

    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.

  2. Lyric Drumgoole:

    I want Jenny Lee Maldonado to grow it long so I can braid it, i want Lyric Drumgoole to be safe.

  3. Babak Tousi:

    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.

  4. Luc Dardenne:

    We're interested in individuals, in details, in ordinary things to, hopefully, make something extra-ordinary of them, at least to widen the scope, but we're really staying with this suburban doctor who refuses to become richer by changing practice because she wants to stay where she is to find out the identity of The Unknown Girl. That's what we're interested in, the moral responsibility that Jenny feels.

  5. Sherri Shepherd:

    Jenny McCarthy knows me so well... we've walked around naked together. Jenny McCarthy knows me.

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