Definition of ninny in English:

ninny

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Pronunciation: /ˈnɪni
 
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noun (plural ninnies)

informal
  • A foolish and weak person.
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    • Except for a scant few, the characters in St. Elmo's Fire are all either weasels, deceptive clods or selfish ninnies.
    • I found them to be almost universally composed of ninnies and power-hungry dorks.
    • CBS canceled The Reagans, a four-hour mini-series, after conservative activists and pundits said it made Ronald Reagan out to be a ninny and a bigot.

Origin

late 16th century: perhaps from innocent.

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elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody