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[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun, Scot. and North England Informal.
mother; mom.
Origin of minnie
pet variant of mither


[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun, plural minnies. Chiefly Inland North and North Midland U.S..
perhaps *min (Old English myne minnow) + -y2


[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
a female given name, form of Mary.


[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun, plural minnies. Scot. and North England.
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  • All the small fishes of the brooks are called minnows, or more often "minnies," by the boy fisherman.

  • One or two more 'minnies' burst not far from us while we were there.

    At Ypres with Best-Dunkley Thomas Hope Floyd
  • This was the greatest place I have ever seen for rifle grenades and "minnies."

    The Emma Gees Herbert Wes McBride
  • Watching the minnies in the air rather resembled waiting for a high catch in the deep field at cricket.

  • He sent over very few "minnies" or rifle grenades, and there was hardly any shelling of the sector.

    A Yankee in the Trenches R. Derby Holmes
  • We moved to Hebuterne, where the line was very lively and the working parties used to be strafed with "minnies" all night.

  • The Hun got a bit busy with rifle grenades about lunch time and started to put some small 'minnies' into our second line.

    Servants of the Guns Jeffery E. Jeffery
  • One day I was ordered to locate the enemy's "minenwerfer" positions, as his "minnies" were getting on our nerves.

  • The Germans suddenly started throwing "minnies" over, so revolving my camera, I filmed them bursting over our men.

    How I Filmed the War Lieut. Geoffrey H. Malins
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Minneapolis (1940s+)

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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