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noun (pl) -nies
a child's or informal name for pinafore (sense 1)
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  • An' she 'lowed she didn't want no bonnet, but would like to change her pinny.

  • "Ye must pay a pinny or ilse put your forefinger in," says McCarthy.

    The Stark Munro Letters J. Stark Munro
  • "Hello, pinny," answered Charles-Norton, even before looking.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • He took the ticket and the clipping from pinny's nerveless fingers and compared them.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • When we hear a noise, and say, "See if anybody's coming, pinny!"

  • My ploughman's pinny, big soft hat and leggings are a dream.

  • "The drawings was three days ago," pinny was saying; "got 'em here," and out of his pocket he drew a soiled newspaper clipping.

    The Trimming of Goosie James Hopper
  • I spilt the water and wetted my pinny, and I would open the window, although it was raining.

    Daddy's Girl L. T. Meade
  • Iroquois Annie, that sullen-eyed breed servant of ours, will never have any medals pinned on her pinny for neatness.

    The Prairie Mother Arthur Stringer
  • Oh, dear, I must have looked a sight, with my hand rolled up in my pinny and my hair sticking out.

    The Garden Party Katherine Mansfield

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