- affectedly delicate or refined; mincing; effeminate: A niminy-piminy shyness makes frankness impossible.
Origin of niminy-piminy
1795–1805; rhyming compound; cf. namby-pamby
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Niminy-piminy, nim′i-ni-pim′i-ni, adj. affectedly fine or delicate.
- excessively refined; prim
C19: imitative of a prim affected enunciation