meiny

noun

mei·​ny
plural meinies
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ˈmen-yē How to pronounce meiny (audio) chiefly Scotland : multitude

Word History

Etymology

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

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of meiny was in the 13th century

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Cite this Entry

“Meiny.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/meiny. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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