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ninny

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noun nin·ny \ˈni-nē\

Simple Definition of ninny

  • : a foolish or stupid person

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of ninny

plural

ninnies

Examples of ninny in a sentence

  1. <only a ninny would try to cross a swollen, raging river>

  2. <was such a ninny that he kept forgetting my name, even though I was wearing a name tag>



Origin and Etymology of ninny

perhaps by shortening & alteration from an innocent


First Known Use: 1593



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