neigh


neigh

verb (used without object)

  1. to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.

noun

  1. the cry of a horse; whinny.

noun

  1. the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny

verb

  1. (intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
  2. (tr) to utter with a sound like a neigh

v.Old English hnægan “to neigh,” probably of imitative origin (cf. Old Norse gneggja, Middle High German negen, French hennir, Japanese inanaki). Related: Neighed; neighing. As a noun from 1510s.

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