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[hahy-nee] /ˈhaɪ ni/
noun, Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a German, especially a German soldier in World War I or II.
Origin of heinie1
1900-05; partly Anglicized form of German Heine, familiar variant of Heinrich ‘Henry’; see -ie


or hiney

[hahy-nee] /ˈhaɪ ni/
noun, Slang.
the buttocks.
1935-40; alteration of hinder2; see -ie Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • He had just arrived in his new home (or hole) when "heinie" duplicated the order, which hit on the edge of the first hole.

  • The boys started to fall and all that was heard was, "I'm hit," or "heinie got me."

  • Again, and up until the time I was hit, it was little or no sleep, for "heinie" insisted upon coming back into the town.

  • But that grinning, simple-looking heinie may not be as foolish as he appears.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson
  • Some of us were detailed to put "heinie" out and it was no easy job, for every "heinie" had a machine gun.

  • Thought yours could hop further than my little heinie, didn't you?

    Hallowe'en at Merryvale Alice Hale Burnett
  • "heinie" started to send over everything he had, in the way of shells, high explosives, shrapnel and machine gun bullets.

  • Evidently some bold heinie had chucked them over to make sure of the job in case the machines hadn't.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • I began to realize then what we were up against, for "heinie" must have had a million machine guns and they were all working.

  • Once I was out on patrol alone, having sent my man back with a message, when I encountered a heinie.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
Word Origin and History for heinie



also Heine, as a typical name of a German man, 1904, North American slang, from pet form of common German masc. proper name Heinrich (see Henry). Brought to Europe in World War I by Canadian soldiers (British soldiers called the adversary Fritz).


slang for "the buttocks," by 1930s, probably a contraction of hind end.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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The buttocks; ass, butt, keister: I think it was her heinie. That high, insolent ass

[1930s+; probably fr hind end]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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