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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. 2018.
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  • We were put there for the purpose of announcing "heinie" if he should call again.

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

  • And heinie with fingernails growing where his collar button should be?

    The Hell Ship Raymond Alfred Palmer
  • But that grinning, simple-looking heinie may not be as foolish as he appears.

    Ruth Fielding Homeward Bound Alice B. Emerson
  • Thought yours could hop further than my little heinie, didn't you?

    Hallowe'en at Merryvale

    Alice Hale Burnett
  • 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
  • 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
  • "heinie" did not worry me so much, but the rats, which we called "war babies," insisted on sleeping in my arms.

  • "heinie" started to send over everything he had, in the way of shells, high explosives, shrapnel and machine gun bullets.

  • He had just arrived in his new home (or hole) when "heinie" duplicated the order, which hit on the edge of the first hole.

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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Slang definitions & phrases for heinie



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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