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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Definitions for minnie

  1. Scot. and North England Informal. mother; mom.

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Citations for minnie
Whare are you gaun, my bonnie lass, Whare are you gaun, my hinnie? She answered me right saucilie, "An errand for my minnie." Robert Burns, "A Waukrife Minnie," 1789
... come and wake my minnie to me, for I canna ... S. R. Crockett, Deep Moat Grange, 1908
Origin of minnie
The noun minnie is probably baby talk for northern English and Scottish mither “mother” or for mummy (mommy). Minnie is used in northern England and Scotland to mean “(one’s) mother.” Minnie entered English in the 17th century.