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ninny

[ nin-ee ]
/ ˈnɪn i /
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noun, plural nin·nies.

a fool or simpleton.

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Origin of ninny

1585–95; perhaps generic use of pet form of Innocent proper name; see -y2

OTHER WORDS FROM ninny

nin·ny·ish, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for ninny

ninny
/ (ˈnɪnɪ) /

noun plural -nies

a dull-witted person

Derived forms of ninny

ninnyish, adjective

Word Origin for ninny

C16: perhaps from an innocent simpleton
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