Johnny definition

jŏnē
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(chiefly brit., informal) Any man or boy.
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(slang) A condom.
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A loose short-sleeved gown opening in the back, worn by patients undergoing medical treatment or examination.
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(New Zealand, pejorative) An inexperienced new worker, usually an immigrant.

Willie Cox said they found him in the barn, shot bang through the head, and the young English johnny who'd been on the station learning farming - disappeared. - "Millie", 1913 short story by Katherine Mansfield.

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A gown with a back opening closed with snaps or ties, worn by hospital patients.

Synonyms: hospital gown; patient gown.

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A diminutive of the male given name John.
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(slang) A jack (the playing card)
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A nickname for Confederate soldiers, used by the Union soldiers in the American Civil War (1861-1865).
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A short muslin gown with short sleeves and a back opening that is closed with ties, worn as by hospital patients.
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A loose short-sleeved gown opening in the back, worn by patients undergoing medical treatment or examination.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
johnny
Plural:
johnnies, johnnys

Origin of johnny

  • From the name Johnny nickname for John

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition