Synonyms for ninny

Grammar : Noun
Spell : nin-ee
Phonetic Transcription : ˈnɪn i

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Définition of ninny

Origin :
  • "simpleton, fool," 1590s, perhaps a misdivision of an innocent (see N for other examples), or from the pet form of the proper name Innocent, with sense influenced by the name's literal meaning. There may be some influence in the word of Italian ninno "baby, child."
  • noun fool
Example sentences :
  • I say, Hurst, don't be such a ninny as to keep them about you!
  • Extract from : « The Channings » by Mrs. Henry Wood
  • I take it as the reverse of flattering to be supposed that I have any liking for such a ninny as you are.
  • Extract from : « Jennie Baxter, Journalist » by Robert Barr
  • And then, behold, it was only little me, trembling like a leaf and crying like a ninny!
  • Extract from : « The Christian » by Hall Caine
  • "The girl was a ninny to quarrel with a man like this," she thought.
  • Extract from : « Capt'n Davy's Honeymoon » by Hall Caine
  • All this while Flaxie was pushing, and Ninny was shaking her head.
  • Extract from : « Lill's Travels in Santa Claus Land and other Stories » by Ellis Towne, Sophie May and Ella Farman
  • Have I been such a ninny as to throw away my regard upon you?
  • Extract from : « The Christmas Books » by William Makepeace Thackeray
  • "Give her port helm, you ninny," said Hat, wrapping herself in her arms.
  • Extract from : « The Best Short Stories of 1919 » by Various
  • Ninny went singing about the house, and Preston whistled more than ever.
  • Extract from : « The Twin Cousins » by Sophie May
  • “No, I never did—at your age,” replied Ninny, who was now a young lady of twelve.
  • Extract from : « The Twin Cousins » by Sophie May
  • Did you ever go in the cars alone, Ninny, with your own valise, and a check in your pocket?
  • Extract from : « The Twin Cousins » by Sophie May

Antonyms for ninny

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