Definitions

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  • n. An undersized or insignificant man

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A little man; a boy.

Etymologies

man +‎ -ie (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Benjamin, your wee mannie never had much traction except among novelty-seekers and race deniers.

    Smoking Guns and the Morality of Parliamentary Privilege

  • Goggie hab mannie bludz tho, cuz of Baggy pointy endz.

    an nex I wants - Lolcats 'n' Funny Pictures of Cats - I Can Has Cheezburger?

  • Well, ye just go and fetch the mannie this minute.

    A Breath of Snow and Ashes

  • It's aboot a mannie Kemp, he's a caird tongued fang

    The Barns o' Beneuches

  • "I am lured to the forest upon the pretext of smelling turpentine, and before I ken where I am, I'm sitting wi" the British Navy, saying aye and nay to matters I ken nothing of, wi" yon wee mannie kickin" my shins under the table like a trained monkey!

    Drums of Autumn

  • But if it bee so in Gorboducke, howe much more in all the rest, where you shall have Asia of the one side, and Affricke of the other, and so mannie other under Kingdomes, that the Player when he comes in, must ever begin with telling where he is, or else the tale will not be conceived.

    Defence of Poesie

  • He's a gey prood mannie too, mind ye, although he winna haud wi't.

    My Man Sandy

  • "Oo, ay; I saw the mannie an 'his caddy lookin' for it."

    More Toasts

  • "Ma mannie," he said, "ye may no 'be a gowfer yet, but hoots! ye're learning the language fine!"

    The Clicking of Cuthbert

  • Aye, it's a gay, high-sounding sentiment, ma mannie, but ye'll no dae it, do ye hear?

    Hobson's Choice

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