finny
adjective Date: 1590 1. provided with or characterized by fins 2. relating to or being fish

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  • Finny — Fin ny, a. 1. (Zo[ o]l.) Having, or abounding in, fins, as fishes; pertaining to fishes. [1913 Webster] 2. Abounding in fishes. [1913 Webster] With patient angle trolls the finny deep. Goldsmoth. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • finny — 1580s, from FIN (Cf. fin) + Y (Cf. y) (2) …   Etymology dictionary

  • finny — [fin′ē] adj. 1. a) having fins b) like a fin 2. a) of or being fish b) Old Poet. full of fish …   English World dictionary

  • finny — I. /ˈfɪni/ (say finee) adjective 1. of or relating to fins; finned. 2. finlike. 3. Poetic of or relating to fish: all the finny tribe. {fin1 + n + y1} II. /fɪˈni/ (say fi nee) adjective W …   Australian English dictionary

  • finny — /fin ee/, adj., finnier, finniest. 1. pertaining to or abounding in fish. 2. having fins; finned. 3. finlike. [1580 90; FIN + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • finny — adjective a) Having one or more fins b) Resembling a fin …   Wiktionary

  • finny — fin·ny || fɪnɪ adj. full of fish; having fins; fin like …   English contemporary dictionary

  • finny — adjective literary relating to or resembling a fish …   English new terms dictionary

  • finny — fin·ny …   English syllables

  • finny — fin•ny [[t]ˈfɪn i[/t]] adj. ni•er, ni•est 1) pertaining to or abounding in fish 2) zool. having fins; finned 3) finlike • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

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