ninnyhammer
noun Date: 1592 ninny

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  • Ninnyhammer — Nin ny*ham mer, n. A simpleton; a silly person. [Colloq.] Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ninnyhammer — (n.) also ninny hammer, simpleton, 1590s, from NINNY (Cf. ninny) + HAMMER (Cf. hammer), but the signification of the second element is obscure …   Etymology dictionary

  • ninnyhammer — /nin ee ham euhr/, n. a fool or simpleton; ninny. [1585 95; NINNY + HAMMER] * * * …   Universalium

  • ninnyhammer — noun a foolish person; a simpleton Why, the more fool she; aye, the more ninny hammer she. Syn: ninny, nincompoop …   Wiktionary

  • ninnyhammer — nin·ny·ham·mer …   English syllables

  • ninnyhammer — ˌhamə(r) noun : ninny * * * /nin ee ham euhr/, n. a fool or simpleton; ninny. [1585 95; NINNY + HAMMER] …   Useful english dictionary

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  • nincompoop — in com*poop, n. [A corruption of non compos.] A fool; a silly or stupid person. [Law] [1913 Webster] An old ninnyhammer, a dotard, a nincompoop, is the best language she can afford me. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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