- Archaic. a group or suite of attendants, followers, dependents, etc.
- Scot. Archaic. a multitude; crowd.
Origin of meiny
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Examples from the Web for meinie
I would not have those of your meinie brought into jeopardy for my cause.'Two Penniless Princesses
Charlotte M. Yonge
The doctor's meinie, therefore, took their way along the open, avoiding all prominences of landscape and people.The Leicestershires beyond Baghdad
Edward John Thompson
King Arthur and all his meinie must have been out, for the appearance over the mountains was most singular.Barn and the Pyrenees
Louisa Stuart Costello
- a retinue or household
- Scot a crowd
C13: from Old French mesnie, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāta (unattested), from Latin mansiō a lodging; see mansion
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