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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
1795-1805; rhyming compound; cf. namby-pamby
Related forms
niminy-pimininess, noun
niminy-piminyism, noun
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niminy-piminy

/ˈnɪmɪnɪˈpɪmɪnɪ/
adjective
1.
excessively refined; prim
Word Origin
C19: imitative of a prim affected enunciation
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