Definition of Niminy-piminy

1. Adjective. Affectedly dainty or refined.

Exact synonyms: Dainty, Mincing, Prim, Twee
Similar to: Refined
Derivative terms: Primness



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Niminy-piminy

nimbuses
nimbuslike
nimbyer
nimbyest
nimbyism
nimbyisms
nimbyness
nimbynesses
nimbys
nime
nimesulide
nimetazepam
nimieties
nimiety
nimini-pimini
niminy-piminy (current term)
nimious
nimite
nimmed
nimmer
nimmers
nimming
nimodipine
nimonic
nimono
nimorazole
nimotuzumab
nimrods
nims
nimshies

Literary usage of Niminy-piminy

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1. Miscellanies by William Makepeace Thackeray (1877)
"... but was there ever such a niminy-piminy subject treated in such a niminy-piminy way ? We can remember this gentleman's picture of " Margaret at the ..."

2. Publications by English Dialect Society (1882)
"... edly modest, delicate, niminy- piminy. Sen, [sen] adv. since. Sen-syne, [sensa'yn'] adv. since that time. ..."

3. Works by Manuel Márquez Sterling, William Makepeace Thackeray, Leslie Stephen, Louise Stanage (1900)
"... and beautiful Rebecca, sit down contented for life by the side of such a frigid piece of propriety as that icy, faultless, prim, niminy-piminy Rowena? ..."

4. St. Nicholas by Mary Mapes Dodge (1887)
"... things to wear, Those niminy-piminy frocks are the worst. I know how it is, for I 've been there. ..."

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