meiny

noun
mei·​ny
plural meinies

Definition of meiny

1 \ ˈmā-​nē How to pronounce ˈmā-nē (audio) \ archaic : retinue, company
2 \ ˈmen-​yē How to pronounce ˈmen-yē (audio) \ chiefly Scotland : multitude

First Known Use of meiny

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for meiny

Middle English meynie, from Anglo-French mesnee — more at menial

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