See also: Minnie
minnie (plural minnies)
- mom; mummy
1874, Edward Bannerman Ramsay, Reminiscences of Scottish Life and Character:
- One boy, on coming late, explained that the cause had been a regular pitched battle between his parents, with the details of which he amused his school-fellows; and he described the battle in vivid and Scottish Homeric terms: "And eh, as they faucht, and they faucht," adding, however, with much complacency, "but my minnie dang, she did tho'."
1806, Walter Scott, Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3):
- "There's naething left in the fair Dodhead, But a greeting wife and bairnies three, And sax poor ca's stand in the sta', A' routing loud for their minnie."
1780, Robert Burns, Poems And Songs Of Robert Burns:
- When first I gaed to woo my Jenny, Ye then was trotting wi' your minnie: Tho' ye was trickie, slee, an' funnie, Ye ne'er was donsie; But hamely, tawie, quiet, an' cannie, An' unco sonsie.