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[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun, plural minnies. Chiefly Inland North and North Midland U.S..
Origin of minny1
perhaps *min (Old English myne minnow) + -y2


[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun, plural minnies. Scot. and North England.


or minny

[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun, Scot. and North England Informal.
mother; mom.
pet variant of mither Unabridged
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  • I stepped very softly, not to disturb minny, for I should have been quite ashamed then to have her know my cowardice.

    Not Pretty, But Precious John Hay, et al.
  • minny, a quiet, pretty girl, was as reticent as Jenny was voluble.

  • minny did not like Italian lessons as much as Herbert appeared to do.

    Mrs. Halliburton's Troubles Mrs. Henry Wood
  • My authority does not say how minny fared after this little discovery.

    The Book of Cats Charles H. Ross
  • minny, little girl, you tell your husband be good to our people, well as he can.

    Not Pretty, But Precious John Hay, et al.
  • Penniless at the fair, with minny Hart waiting for him to take her into the show!

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
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Minneapolis (1940s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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