minnie

noun (1)
min·​nie
variants: or minny \ ˈmini \
plural minnies

Definition of minnie

 (Entry 1 of 2)

chiefly Scottish
: mother a childish or informal term

minnie

noun (2)
min·​nie | \ ˈminē\
plural -s

Definition of minnie (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : a hand barely strong enough for an opening bid in bridge
2 : the lowest possible hand that wins in lowball or high-low poker

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History and Etymology for minnie

Noun (1)

probably baby-talk alteration of mother

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration from minimum entry 1

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