ninnyhammer

[ nin-ee-ham-er ]
/ ˈnɪn iˌhæm ər /

noun

a fool or simpleton; ninny.

Origin of ninnyhammer

First recorded in 1585–95; ninny + hammer
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Examples from the Web for ninnyhammer

  • That will do, Direxia; you mean well, but you are a ninnyhammer.

    Mrs. Tree|Laura E. Richards

British Dictionary definitions for ninnyhammer

ninnyhammer

/ (ˈnɪnɪˌhæmə) /

noun

US and Canadian a ninny

Word Origin for ninnyhammer

origin unknown
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