eeny, meany, miney, moe
These are simply nonsense words used in various children’s counting-out rhymes. The words have no intrinsic significance and variants are found in several different languages. There is no canonical version of the rhyme and a great number of variations on the rhyme are found.
The oldest known versions date to 1855 and are found in the publication Notes & Queries:
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The Schoolboy Formula...Eeny, meeny, moany, mite...Eeny, meeny, tipty, te.
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