how to pronounce johnny


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johnny is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of johnny in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

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meanings of johnny


  1. A condom.
  2. A hospital gown: a gown with a back opening closed with snaps or ties, worn by hospital patients.
  3. A jack (the playing card).
  4. A Confederate soldier; nickname used by the Union soldiers in the American Civil War (1861-1865).
  5. Synonym of john: a toilet, lavatory, outhouse, or chamber pot.
  6. An inexperienced new worker, usually an immigrant.


  1. A diminutive of the male given name John.

johnny frequency in english - B2 level of CEFR

the word johnny occurs in english on average 17.8 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

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