niminy-piminy

adjective
nim·​i·​ny-pim·​i·​ny | \ ˌni-mə-nē-ˈpi-mə-nē How to pronounce niminy-piminy (audio) \

Definition of niminy-piminy

: affectedly refined : finicky

First Known Use of niminy-piminy

1786, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for niminy-piminy

probably alteration of namby-pamby

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NIMH

nimiety

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niminy-piminy

nimious

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nimmer

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