Johnny - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈdʒɑːni|
Brit.  |ˈdʒɒni|

noun

- `Johnny' was applied as a nickname for Confederate soldiers by the Federal soldiers in the American Civil War; `greyback' derived from their grey Confederate uniforms (syn: greyback, johnny, reb, rebel)

Examples

...one of the great wayfarers of American folklore, Johnny Appleseed wandered across the country, always planting apple seeds...

She dropped Johnny at the school gates at about 8:30.

Johnny ran off as fast as his legs could carry him (=running as quickly as he could).

Let Johnny have a go on the computer now.

Johnny! Get inside, this minute!

Johnny was lying flat on his back in the middle of the floor.

Johnny causes me so much aggravation!

Johnny's messed his pants

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