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ninny

[nin-ee] /ˈnɪn i/
noun, plural ninnies.
1.
a fool or simpleton.
Origin
1585-1595
1585-95; perhaps generic use of pet form of Innocent proper name; see -y2
Related forms
ninnyish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ninnies

ninny

/ˈnɪnɪ/
noun (pl) -nies
1.
a dull-witted person
Derived Forms
ninnyish, adjective
Word Origin
C16: perhaps from an innocent simpleton
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Word Origin and History for ninnies

ninny

n.

"simpleton, fool," 1590s, perhaps a misdivision of an innocent (see N for other examples), or from the pet form of the proper name Innocent, with sense influenced by the name's literal meaning. There may be some influence in the word of Italian ninno "baby, child."

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Slang definitions & phrases for ninnies

ninnies

noun

A woman's breasts; jugs, hooters: Or-dell saw what looked like a swimsuit bra covering her ninnies (1990s+)


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