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  • n. Plural form of ninnyhammer.

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Examples

  • Just yesterday, some empty-headed interdenominational bunch of ninnyhammers came out saying we had to pass health care because God commands us to care for the sick.

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  • If McCain and his coterie of suicidal block-headed ninnyhammers pull this off these clowns and their colleagues in the MSM will have to be put on suicide watch.

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  • The descriptive definitions are well done (though the entries be rare), and if you are searching for another way to refer to the people whom you have traditionally characterized as gormless ninnyhammers and attocerebral twits, perhaps this book is the solution.

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  • I have observed him whilst drinking with our governor, when the old man's head was turned, look at him with an air which seemed to say, 'What a thundering old fool you are!' and at our young ladies, when their backs were turned, with a glance which said distinctly enough, 'You precious pair of ninnyhammers'; and then his laugh -- he had two kinds of laughs -- one which you could hear, and another which you could only see.

    Lavengro The Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • I have observed him whilst drinking with our governor, when the old man's head was turned, look at him with an air which seemed to say, "What a thundering old fool you are"; and at our young ladies, when their backs were turned, with a glance which said distinctly enough, "You precious pair of ninnyhammers"; and then his laugh -- he had two kinds of laughs -- one which you could hear, and another which you could only see.

    Lavengro; the Scholar, the Gypsy, the Priest

  • I have observed him whilst drinking with our governor, when the old man's head was turned, look at him with an air which seemed to say, 'What a thundering old fool you are!' and at our young ladies, when their backs were turned, with a glance which said distinctly enough, 'You precious pair of ninnyhammers;' and then his laugh -- he had two kinds of laughs -- one which you could hear, and another which you could only see.

    Lavengro the Scholar - the Gypsy - the Priest

  • "Stop, you crazy fellows! you ninnyhammers! you overgrown babies!" he exclaimed, seizing his companions by the collar, and violently swinging them around with his vast strength until they stood back to back; "what are you going to fight about?

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