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Thread #54922 Message #2639919
Posted By: Q (Frank Staplin)
24-May-09 - 01:05 PM
Thread Name: Origins: 'Dony' / Doney
Subject: RE: Origins: 'Dony' / Doney
Dun- A slightly brownish dark gray; also dusky- it does not meam black, although it may have been applied to a Black girlfriend. It is unrelated to doney.
Dony (slang), also doney, doner, donah, is a familiarization of the name Dona, Donna, from the Spanish Dona or Doòa (lady or woman); a sweetheart, a companion (such as a horse). In print UK and U. S., 19th c. (See post by Stewie above).
A doney (hoss, mule, girlfriend) may be any color.