• WordNet 3.6
    • n jinni (Islam) an invisible spirit mentioned in the Koran and believed by Muslims to inhabit the earth and influence mankind by appearing in the form of humans or animals
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Jinni jĭn"nē (Arabian & Mohammedan Myth) A genius or demon; one of the fabled genii, good and evil spirits, supposed to be the children of fire, and to have the power of assuming various forms.Jinn is also used as sing., with pl. jinns.
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary


In literature:

There's Walter and Helen and Tommy and Barbara, but Jinny is our baby.
"The Cricket" by Marjorie Cooke
For Jinny, as Tanqueray said, had a way with her; and she knew Jinny's way.
"The Creators" by May Sinclair
That was all Jinny's planning.
"A Christmas Posy" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Even Gabriel chimed in when it became a matter of Jinny.
"Virginia" by Ellen Glasgow
You got a temper, Jinny; and you got a pistol, too, eh?
"Northern Lights" by Gilbert Parker
I set out one over Jinny Collins's grave.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 109, November, 1866" by Various
He's goin' be wid you heart an' soul an' Flyin' Jinny.
"Sundry Accounts" by Irvin S. Cobb
Fust one been Jinny Lind.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves" by Work Projects Administration
Jinnie's not Jinnie without her fiddle.
"Rose O'Paradise" by Grace Miller White
Ah cackled like a clockin' hen, When Jinny banged the Weaver!
"The Silver Maple" by Marian Keith
Jinny will run over fer me.
"Carmen Ariza" by Charles Francis Stocking
Where she got the money I don't know, nor Jinny didn't.
"The Wooing of Calvin Parks" by Laura E. Richards
Miss Jinny, to be sure!
"Cudjo's Cave" by J. T. Trowbridge
Forgive me, (Jinny, bring a chair,) if I looked at you curiously; but I really fancied the people out yonder were savages.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 16, No. 93, July, 1865" by Various
As I come along jest now, him an' Jinny Claiborne was walkin' mighty close together.
"Gabriel Tolliver" by Joel Chandler Harris
I didn't let the neighbors know; but I was 'most crazy, and poor little Jinny cried.
"Stories That End Well" by Octave Thanet
But he was no adept in the language of dogs, and Jinny, failing for once to understand, remained disconsolate.
"Hoof and Claw" by Charles G. D. Roberts
Once she was let in, saying "Jinny" would pay for her, and came all round the beds looking for "Jinny" with the deputy.
"Glimpses into the Abyss" by Mary Higgs
But I knows how ter han'le 'em ef Miss Jinny don't.
"Three Little Women's Success" by Gabrielle E. Jackson
Mrs. MacGill asked me, at dinner, my Christian name, not having heard it, as mamma often calls me 'Jinny.
"The Affair at the Inn" by Kate Douglas Wiggin

In news:

Jinni presents a next-generation TV guide.
Jinni triumphant at CableLabs confab.
Newton-North Delta MP Jinny Sims' barbecue trumps birthday party.
Delta Mayor Lois Jackson, left, and MP Jinny Sims.
Jinny Gudmundsen, Special for USA TODAY Share.
"The engravings on the bench are kind of sassy," said Virginia "Jinny" Wright.
Jinny Gudmundsen, Special to USA TODAY Share.
Jinni triumphant at CableLabs confab .
National Beauty Group, Jinny Corp. Dissolve Strategic Alliance.
Lakewood, California-based National Beauty Group and Doraville, Georgia-based Jinny Corp.
(from Keeneland report) Sister Swank charged past Jinny's Gold in the final sixteenth of a mile to win the $116,300 Valley View Stakes (gr IIIT) Saturday at Keeneland.