• (America) IPA: /ˈdʒɑni/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdʒɒni/

johnny (plural johnnies)

  1. (UK, slang) A condom.
  2. (New Zealand, pejorative) An inexperienced new worker, usually an immigrant.
    • 1913, Katherine Mansfield, "Millie":
      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.
  3. A hospital gown: a gown with a back opening closed with snaps or ties, worn by hospital patients.
    • 1991, Stephen King, Needful Things
      His hand shook. A little water spilled down the front of the hospital johnny Sean wore.
  4. (US, slang, dated) Synonym of john#English|john: a toilet, lavatory, outhouse, or chamber pot.
    • 1935, John O'Hara, BUtterfield 8, Ch. ix, page 279:
      The women's toilet (as distinguished from the ladies' room in a speakeasy, the johnny at school, the little girls' room at a party in an apartment, and the wash-my-hands on a train) was clean enough.
    • 1935, John O'Hara, Appointment in Samarra, Ch. iv, page 98:
      Kitty Hofman came in the johnny.
  • (America) IPA: /ˈdʒɑni/
  • (RP) IPA: /ˈdʒɒni/
Proper noun
  1. A male given name.
Translations Noun

johnny (plural johnnys)

  1. (slang) A jack (the playing card)
  2. (informal) A Confederate soldier; nickname used by the Union soldiers in the American Civil War (1861-1865).

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