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see mulemule,
hybrid offspring of a male donkey (see ass) and a female horse, bred as a work animal. The name is also sometimes applied to the hinny, the offspring of a male horse and female donkey; hinnies are considered inferior to mules.
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a hybrid between a female ass and a stallion. In appearance, the hinny resembles the horse more than the ass; it is usually smaller than the mule (a hybrid between an ass and a mare) and not as strong. In China, the crossbreeding of large female Shangtung asses with stallions has resulted in large hinnies, which are stronger than Chinese mules. Hinnies, except those raised in China, have almost no economic significance.


the sterile hybrid offspring of a male horse and a female donkey or ass
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Hinny, one of a litter of pups reared in the dark, in squalor, had never socialised with human beings and is still timid.
No one I've ever met has been offended by being called pet or hinny.
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HINNY An affectionate Tyneside word for women, meaning honey.
HINNY - A term of affection, most often used towards women.
The Geordie term of endearment has become a casualty of council bureaucracy along with dear, love, darling, sweetheart and hinny.
Gladys A'm gannin' ower here to look doon-bye at two of the Bairns Brenda and Matthew, what for Matty Hinny, Something tae div with wor memory, canny bit of work they've done.
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OCTOBER'S come around again That's al a heve to say And for al the folk in Geordie land It's National Dialect Day You divint have to talk proper Like the folk on the BBC Just talk like the Hairy Bikers And it should fill your heart with glee Wor Harry's on the dole ye narr But he dusn't hang aroond He gets his cart and horses oot And for al to see Collects owld clazz and bits of scrap To help his family So sing the Blaydon Races And Geordie Hinny too But make sure you get the dialect right On this important day Or you may end up talking posh Like the folk in Whitley Bay.
People tend to call you pet, flower or hinny and I did not know they were talking to me at first.