niminy-piminy

[nim-uh-nee-pim-uh-nee] /ˈnɪm ə niˈpɪm ə ni/
adjective
1.
affectedly delicate or refined; mincing; effeminate:
"A niminy-piminy shyness makes frankness impossible."
Origin
1795–1805; rhyming compound; cf. namby-pamby
Related forms
niminy-pimininess, noun
niminy-piminyism, noun
British Dictionary definitions for niminy-piminy
niminy-piminy (ˈnɪmɪnɪˈpɪmɪnɪ)
 
adj
excessively refined; prim
 
[C19: imitative of a prim affected enunciation]

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