Part of speech: noun

A simpleton; dunce.

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Usage examples "ninny":

  1. Ninny says she's to have a bite of supper before she goes." - "The Danvers Jewels, and Sir Charles Danvers", Mary Cholmondeley.
  2. John retired, and as he closed the door of communication, strange to say, little Mr. Crampton sprang up and said, " Confound the young ninny, he has shut the door!" - "The Bedford-Row Conspiracy", William Makepeace Thackeray.
  3. He would feel like a ninny going back and telling Mr. Bartlett that he had decided to pay cash, that he had changed his mind about opening a charge account for the Martin family. - "Jerry's Charge Account", Hazel Hutchins Wilson.