AskDefine | Define whinny

The Collaborative Dictionary

Whinny \Whin"ny\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Whinnied; p. pr. & vb. n. Whinnying.] [From Whine] To utter the ordinary call or cry of a horse; to neigh. [1913 Webster]
Whinny \Whin"ny\, n.; pl. Whinnies. The ordinary cry or call of a horse; a neigh. "The stately horse . . . stooped with a low whinny." --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]
Whinny \Whin"ny\, a. Abounding in whin, gorse, or furze. [1913 Webster] A fine, large, whinny, . . . unimproved common. --Sterne. [1913 Webster]

Word Net

whinny n : the characteristic sounds made by a horse [syn: neigh, nicker, whicker] v : characteristic of horses [syn: neigh, nicker, whicker] [also: whinnied]



to whinny (intransitive or transitive)
  1. In the context of "of a horse": to make a gentle neigh


of a horse; to make a gentle neigh


  1. a gentle neigh


a gentle neigh
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