How to Pronounce puny?

Correct pronunciation for the word "puny" is [pjˈuːni], [pjˈuːni], [p_j_ˈuː_n_i].

"Puny" in context

Puny is an adjective used to describe someone or something that is small, weak, or insignificant. It can also refer to a person, animal, or thing that has a relatively small amount of physical strength or power. In recent years, the term has been used as an insult to describe someone who appears tiny and powerless.

The origin of the term dates back to the late 16th century where it is believed to have derived from the French word puni meaning "punishment". In its early use, the term puny was used to indicate something "inferior".

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