niminy-piminy


nim·i·ny–pim·i·ny

adjective \ˌni-mə-nē-ˈpi-mə-nē\

Definition of NIMINY-PIMINY

:  affectedly refined :  finicky

Origin of NIMINY-PIMINY

probably alteration of namby-pamby
First Known Use: 1786

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