Definition of nonny-nonny in US English:

nonny-nonny

exclamation

  • Used in songs as (part of) a refrain. Also in extended use. Compare "hey", "nonny", nonny-no. Now archaic.

noun

  • A refrain of ‘nonny-nonny’. Compare nonny-norare.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in John Heywood (c1496–c1578), playwright and epigrammatist. Origin unknown.

Pronunciation

nonny-nonny

/ˌnɒniˈnɒni/