Main definitions of minnie in English

: minnie1Minnie2

minnie1

Pronunciation /ˈmɪni/

noun

dialect British, Scottish
  • One's grandmother. More generally: an old woman.

Origin

Early 16th century (in an earlier sense). Origin uncertain; probably a variant of mammy.

Main definitions of Minnie in English

: minnie1Minnie2

Minnie2

(also Minny)

Pronunciation /ˈmɪni/

noun

military slang, historical
  • A German trench mortar used in the First World War (1914–18); the bomb discharged by it.

Origin

Early 20th century; earliest use found in King's. Shortened from German Minenwerfer minenwerfer. Probably influenced by the female forename Minnie.