Main definitions of hinny in English

: hinny1hinny2

hinny1

noun

  • The offspring of a female donkey and a male horse.

    mule
    • ‘A female donkey mated with a male horse creates a hinny or jennet.’
    • ‘Livestock means cattle, horses, asses, mules, hinnies, sheep, pigs, goats, poultry, and deer not in the wild state.’
    • ‘A cross between a female donkey (jennet or jenny) and a male horse produces a hinny.’

Origin

Early 17th century: via Latin from Greek hinnos.

Pronunciation:

hinny

/ˈhɪni/

Main definitions of hinny in English

: hinny1hinny2

hinny2

(also hinnie)

noun

Northern english, Scottish
  • Used as a term of endearment.

    • ‘Hey hinny come home to your little baby.’
    • ‘Will ye go with me, my hinny and my heart?’

Origin

Early 19th century: variant of honey.

Pronunciation:

hinny

/ˈhɪni/