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Definition of "niminy-piminy" [niminy-piminy]

  • Affectedly delicate or refined; mincing. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "niminy-piminy" in a sentence
  • "And, in case you think I am sounding too niminy-piminy here, a third tucking into his 'Double Bubble, two slice and a cup a tea please love' while enjoying the special delights of The Sun."
  • "I don't think we need have any niminy-piminy fancies against that."
  • "These fashion-plates of fifty years ago are designed by very different hands from those which produce our niminy-piminy looking things, -- by artists plainly; and your peasant-girl was seized upon by some errant knight of palette and brush, and painted for her beauty."
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