minnie

1 of 2

noun (1)

min·​nie
variants or minny
ˈmini
plural minnies
chiefly Scottish
: mother
a childish or informal term

minnie

2 of 2

noun (2)

min·​nie
ˈminē
plural -s
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

Word History

Etymology

Noun (1)

probably baby-talk alteration of mother

Noun (2)

by shortening & alteration from minimum entry 1

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“Minnie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minnie. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

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