Definition of Vinnies in English:



  • A charity shop operated by the St Vincent de Paul Society.

    ‘I have a job volunteering at the local Vinnies’
    • ‘The Vinnies and Salvos are huge and full of colourful, vibrant, exciting clothes.’
    • ‘Half an hour sifting through the rejects section of any local Vinnies reveals the throbbing pulse of rural and regional Australia.’
    • ‘I visited Vinnies, one of many fabulous Op Shops here.’
    • ‘I bought an apron at Vinnies the other day.’
    • ‘In a week's time I will be comatose on the couch with my cat and a pile of books scavenged from Vinnies.’
    • ‘She is a volunteer with Vinnies.’
    • ‘I walked into this Vinnies today and was stupefied by the range.’
    • ‘They now rely on clothes from Vinnies, food from the Sallies and welfare from the State.’
    • ‘I know the Vinnies opposite the Remand Centre is the best ever.’
    • ‘The only time I went to Vinnies was to take in old clothes or home wares.’


1980s: from St Vincent de Paul.