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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Johnny  \John"ny\,  n.;  pl  {Johnnies}. 
  1.  A  familiar  diminutive  of  {John}. 
 
  2.  (Zo["o]l.)  A  sculpin.  [Local  cant] 
 
  {Johny  Crapaud},  a  jocose  designation  of  a  Frenchman,  or  of 
  the  French  people,  collectively. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Johnny 
  n  :  (informal)  `johnny'  was  applied  as  a  nickname  for 
  Confederate  soldiers  by  the  Federal  soldiers  in  the 
  American  Civil  War;  `grayback'  derived  from  their  gray 
  Confederate  uniforms  [syn:  {Rebel},  {Reb},  {Johnny  Reb}, 
  {Johnny},  {grayback}] 




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