heinie

1
[hahy-nee]
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noun Older Slang: Disparaging and Offensive.
  1. a contemptuous term used to refer to a German, especially a German soldier in World War I or II.

Origin of heinie

1
1900–05; partly Anglicized form of German Heine, familiar variant of Heinrich ‘Henry’; see -ie

heinie

2

or hi·ney

[hahy-nee]
noun Slang.
  1. the buttocks.

Origin of heinie

2
1935–40; alteration of hinder2;see -ie
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Word Origin and History for heinie

Heinie

n.

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).

n.

slang for "the buttocks," by 1930s, probably a contraction of hind end.

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