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Niminy-piminy

adjective
1.
Affectedly dainty or refined.  Synonyms: dainty, mincing, prim, twee.






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"Niminy-piminy" Quotes from Famous Books



... you see? (just like a man!) you are charmed with these women, not with their dresses. 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. These women are what you men call fine creatures. Their limbs are rounded and shapely, their figures full and lithe; they ...
— The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 24, Oct. 1859 • Various



Words linked to "Niminy-piminy" :   refined, mincing, dainty



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