noun, plural nin·nies.
Origin of ninny
Examples from the Web for ninny
And for that—you ninny—you are whinnying scornfully at Scotland!
Then looking at Roland with an indefinable expression of raillery and affection, he added: "Ninny!"The Companions of Jehu|Alexandre Dumas, pre
I asked, and I stood looking up at him like a ninny who had never gotten a meal in her life.The Chautauqua Girls At Home|Pansy, AKA Isabella M. Alden
The man whose hands are taught no skill, who is trained to no profession, is a ninny, or nearly so.Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women|George Sumner Weaver
He was always thought a kind of a ninny, but here's where he sure did loom up with the knowledge.Yellowstone Nights|Herbert Quick
British Dictionary definitions for ninny
noun plural -nies
Word Origin for ninny
Word Origin and History 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."