ninesies

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Diminutive form of nine.

Noun[edit]

ninesies ‎(plural ninesies)

  1. A call in any children's game, such as jacks, where nine actions must be performed.
    • 2004, Anne Tyler, The amateur marriage (page 282)
      He saw Lindy playing jacks on the sidewalk in Front of the store, snatching up ninesies and tensies in a heedless, all-out swoop that kept the backs of her lingers perpetually scraped raw.