Benny vs Berry - What's the difference?

benny | berry |


As proper nouns the difference between benny and berry

is that benny is a male nickname for benjamin or benny can be a female nickname for bernice or bernadette while berry is or berry can be (rare).

As a noun benny

is a stupid or dull-witted person or benny can be (label) a one-hundred-dollar bill.

benny

English

Etymology 1

Abbreviated from

Noun

(bennies)
  • (slang) An amphetamine tablet.
  • (UK, slang) A tantrum; a fit of furious or erratic behaviour.
  • * 2001 , "Neil Davey", Sacked Referees'' (on newsgroup ''alt.games.champ-man )
  • BTW, you might like to see what happens to CM00-01 when one of your sticks of memory decides to have a benny :
  • * 2010 , Ian Sansom, The Bad Book Affair
  • 'Like I told the police, I think she's just having a benny .'
  • * 2011 , Kate Morgan, Wicked Games (page 34)
  • "Stop having a benny , Liam." Gwen was getting agitated. Liam was failing miserably at his attempts to get Casey to back down.

    Etymology 2

    Abbreviation of benefit

    Alternative forms

    * bennie

    Noun

    (bennies)
  • A benefit.
  • *
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  • berry

    English

    (wikipedia berry)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), from (etyl) .Vladimir Orel, ''A Handbook of Germanic Etymology , s.v. “*?azjan” (Leiden: Brill, 2003), 40.

    Noun

    (berries)
  • A small fruit, of any one of many varieties.
  • (botany) A soft fruit which develops from a single ovary and contains seeds not encased in pits.
  • A coffee bean.
  • One of the ova or eggs of a fish.
  • (Travis)
    Derived terms
    * apple-berry * Avignon berry * baneberry * barberry * bayberry * bearberry * beautyberry * the berries * berry alder * berry-bearing alder * berry-button * berrying * berryless * berry sugar * berry wax * bilberry, billberry * blackberry * blaeberry * blueberry * boxberry * boysenberry * bramberry * brambleberry * bread-berry * buckthorn berry * buffalo berry, buffalo-berry, buffaloberry * bulberry, bullberry, bull berry * bunchberry * candleberry * cassioberry * checker-berry, checkerberry * China-berry, chinaberry * choke-berry, chokeberry * Christmas berry * cloudberry * coffee-berry * coral-berry, coralberry * cow-berry, cowberry * crackerberry * cranberry * crowberry * cubeb berry * curlew-berry * dabbery, dayberry, deberry * deerberry * dew-berry, dewberry * dangleberry, tangleberry * dingleberry * dogberry * dway-berry * egg-berry * elderberry * farkleberry * feaberry * fen-berry * foxberry * French berry * fryberry * gallberry * gooseberry * guavaberry * hackberry, hagberry, heckberry, hegberry * heathberry, heath-berry * hedge-berry, hedgeberry * heurtleberry, hurtleberry * hillberry * hindberry * honeyberry * hound-berry, hound's-berry * huckleberry * hurtleberry * ink-berry, inkberry * ivenberry, ivy-berry * Juneberry * knotberry, knoutberry * lemonade berry * lingberry, lingenberry, lingonberry * logan berry, loganberry * marionberry * marlberry * moss-berry, mossberry * mulberry * myrtle-berry * nannyberry * naseberry * nessberry * nub-berry * one-berry * oso-berry * partridge berry, partridge-berry, partridgeberry * peaberry * Persian berry * pigeon-berry * poison berry * pokeberry * quinsy-berry * raccoon-berry, racoon-berry * ramble-berry * raspberry * Rhein-berry * riberry * roan-berry, rowan-berry * roebuck-berry * rumberry * salal berry * salmon berry, salmonberry * scald-berry * sea-berry * service-berry, serviceberry * shadberry * sheepberry * silverberry * smurfberry * snowberry * soapberry * sparkleberry * spiceberry * strawberry * sugar berry, sugar-berry, sugarberry * sunberry * tayberry * tea-berry, teaberry * tetter-berry * thimbleberry * timberry * tummelberry * twinberry * veitchberry * wax-berry, waxberry * wheat berry * whinberry * whortleberry * wickeyberry tree * wineberry * winterberry * wolfberry * wonderberry * Worcesterberry * yellow berry * youngberry
    References

    Verb

  • To pick berries.
  • On summer days Grandma used to take us berrying , whether we wanted to go or not.
  • To bear or produce berries.
  • Usage notes
    * Unlikely to be used to refer to commercial harvesting of berries.
    Derived terms
    *

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Alternative forms

    *

    Noun

    (berries)
  • A mound; a barrow.
  • Etymology 3

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (berries)
  • (dialectal) A burrow, especially a rabbit's burrow.
  • An excavation; a military mine.
  • Etymology 4

    From (etyl) (m), (m), from (etyl) *.

    Verb

  • To beat; give a beating to; thrash.
  • To thresh (grain).