minny

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[ min-ee ]
/ ˈmɪn i /

noun, plural min·nies. Chiefly Inland North and North Midland U.S..

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Origin of minny

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perhaps *min (Old English myne minnow) + -y2

Definition for minny (2 of 3)

minny2
[ min-ee ]
/ ˈmɪn i /

noun, plural min·nies. Scot. and North England.

Definition for minny (3 of 3)

minnie

or min·ny

[ min-ee ]
/ ˈmɪn i /

noun Scot. and North England Informal.

mother; mom.

Origin of minnie

pet variant of mither
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