adjective, dain·ti·er, dain·ti·est.
noun, plural dain·ties.
Origin of dainty
Synonyms for dainty
Related Words for daintiescake, doughnut, bread, croissant, pie, phyllo, feast, tidbit, thrill, gift, goody, delicacy, refreshment, delight, sweet, fun, pleasure, pastry, candy, dessert
Examples from the Web for dainties
Historical Examples of dainties
Otto and Pussy also paid several visits, armed with dainties for their favorite.Rico and Wiseli
Lantier had thought of himself when he advised Virginie to deal in dainties.L'Assommoir
Your aunt must have dainties to tempt her appetite and so keep up her strength.The Eternal City
If you do not care to share your dainties, you can hang them from the roof.
John unwrapped the dainties and threw the paper on the floor.A Son of the City
Herman Gastrell Seely
adjective -tier or -tiest
noun plural -ties
Word Origin for dainty
c.1300, "delightful, pleasing," from dainty (n.). Meaning evolved in Middle English to "choice, excellent" (late 14c.) to "delicately pretty." Related: Daintiness.
c.1300, "excellence, elegance; a luxury," from Old French deintie (12c.) "price, value," also "delicacy, pleasure," from Latin dignitatem (nominative dignitas) "greatness, rank, worthiness, worth, beauty," from dignus "worthy" (see dignity).