noun, plural mein·ies.
Archaic. a group or suite of attendants, followers, dependents, etc.
Scot. Archaic. a multitude; crowd.
Origin of meiny
1250–1300; Middle English meynee
household < Old French meyne, mesnie, mesnede
< Vulgar Latin *mānsiōnāta.
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Examples from the Web for meinie
Historical Examples of meinie
I would not have those of your meinie brought into jeopardy for my cause.'
The doctor's meinie, therefore, took their way along the open, avoiding all prominences of landscape and people.
King Arthur and all his meinie must have been out, for the appearance over the mountains was most singular.
British Dictionary definitions for meinie
noun plural meinies obsolete
a retinue or household
Scot a crowd
Word Origin for meiny
C13: from Old French mesnie, from Vulgar Latin mansiōnāta (unattested), from Latin mansiō a lodging; see mansion
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