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In merry pin

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • In merry pin in a merry humour
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. pinne, like Ir. and Gael. pinne, and Ger. pinn, from L. pinna or penna, a feather.

Usage

In literature:

When a person is in a cheerful mood, he is said to be in a merry pin.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
In a gruff though merry voice that sounded above all the others, he sang out the names pinned to an armful of candy-bags.
"The Biography of a Prairie Girl" by Eleanor Gates
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