Origin of whinnywhin + -y
Origin of whinnyprobably echoic
verbwhin·nied, whin·ny·ing, whin·nies
Origin of whinnyProbably akin to whine, to whinny.
- A gentle neigh.
(third-person singular simple present whinnies, present participle whinnying, simple past and past participle whinnied)
- (intransitive, of a horse) To make a gentle neigh.