verb (used without object)
- to utter the cry of a horse; whinny.
- the cry of a horse; whinny.
- the high-pitched cry of a horse; whinny
- (intr) to make a neigh or a similar noise
- (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.