Examples of ninny in a Sentence
only a ninny would try to cross a swollen, raging river
was such a ninny that he kept forgetting my name, even though I was wearing a name tag
Recent Examples of ninny from the Web
Mr. Graham, with the work’s stark conclusion, leaves you feeling like a simplistic ninny for ever thinking it might have been.
The Haggler notes that the dull and windy ninny whose name is attached to this column has flown all over the world and never contemplated buying a policy.
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Origin and Etymology of ninny
First Known Use: 1593See Words from the same year
Synonymsberk [British], booby, charlie (also charley) [British], cuckoo, ding-a-ling, dingbat, ding-dong, dipstick, doofus [slang], featherhead, git [British], goose, half-wit, jackass, lunatic, mooncalf, nincompoop, fool, ninnyhammer, nit [chiefly British], nitwit, nut, nutcase, simp, simpleton, turkey, yo-yo
Related Wordsdaredevil; madman, madwoman; airhead, birdbrain, blockhead, cretin, dodo, dolt, donkey, dope, dork [slang], dumbbell, dummy, dunce, fathead, gander, goon, half-wit, idiot, ignoramus, imbecile, know-nothing, knucklehead, moron, numskull (or numbskull), pinhead, schlub (also shlub) [slang], schlump [slang], schnook [slang], stock; featherbrain, scatterbrain; butt, dupe, laughingstock, mockery, monkey; chump, loser, schlemiel (also shlemiel); character, codger, crackbrain, crackpot, crank, kook, oddball, screwball, weirdo
Near Antonymssage, thinker; brain, genius
NINNY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of ninny for English Language Learners
: a foolish or stupid person
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