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heinie1

[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.
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Origin of heinie1

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

heinie2

or hi·ney

[hahy-nee]
noun Slang.
  1. the buttocks.
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Origin of heinie2

1935–40; alteration of hinder2;see -ie
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Examples from the Web for heinie

Historical Examples

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

    What the "Boys" Did Over There

    Various

  • 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.

  • Thought yours could hop further than my little Heinie, didn't you?

    Hallowe'en at Merryvale

    Alice Hale Burnett


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).

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n.

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

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