from The Century Dictionary.

  • Affectedly fine or delicate; mincing.
  • noun Affected fineness or delicacy; mincingness.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective An affected fineness or delicacy; mincingness


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  • "O Tom, what a nimini-pimini muff you are, to be sure!"

    The Gorilla Hunters

  • Then the vowels -- the three broad rich a's -- which no one can pronounce with nimini-pimini closed lips -- how thoroughly they answered to her character!

    Agatha's Husband A Novel


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  • "You have only, when before your glass, to keep pronouncing to yourself nimini-pimini -- the lips cannot fail of taking their plie."

    John Burgoyne (1722-1792), The Heiress

    September 20, 2009