nim·​i·​ny-pim·​i·​ny ˌni-mə-nē-ˈpi-mə-nē How to pronounce niminy-piminy (audio)
: affectedly refined : finicky

Word History


probably alteration of namby-pamby

First Known Use

1786, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of niminy-piminy was in 1786

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“Niminy-piminy.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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