Etymology
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hinny (n.)

"a mule got from a she-ass by a stallion," 1680s, from Latin hinnus, from Greek innos, ginnos, of unknown origin.

hinny (v.)

"to neigh," c. 1400, of imitative origin.

updated on July 17, 2015

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Definitions of hinny from WordNet

hinny (n.)
hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass; usually sterile;
a hinny has a gentler disposition than a mule
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