I hate affected, niminy-piminy chits!
Jo March - Little Women
One of the most underused adjectives I've come across. It is used once in Chapter 1 of the book Little Women
(written by Louisa May Alcott
), and also made it into the film starring Winona Ryder
, Susan Sarandon
and Claire Danes
I have no clue as to its intended meaning other than in the context above. Used in the same sentence as affected, it also sounds synonymous with irritating, stupid and frivolous.