noun, plural nin·nies.
- ninja loan,
- ninon de lenclos,
Origin of ninny
Examples from the Web for ninnies
Dependent men are ninnies, why should not dependent women be?Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women|George Sumner Weaver
There were plenty of ninnies and flatheads who believed this man as if he had been an oracle.The Memoirs of Madame Vige Lebrun|Marie Louise Elisabeth Vige-Lebrun
Aren't they ridiculous, these ninnies of men, to think they can scare a girl!Les Misrables|Victor Hugo
Feltre's view of women sees the devilish or the angelical; and to most men women are knaves or ninnies.The Amazing Marriage, Complete|George Meredith
Well, I declare, what a lot of ninnies the rest of us were not to think of that!Storm-Bound|Alan Douglas
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for ninny
"simpleton, fool," 1590s, perhaps a misdivision of an innocent (see N for other examples), or from the pet form of the proper name Innocent, with sense influenced by the name's literal meaning. There may be some influence in the word of Italian ninno "baby, child."