or dink·y


noun, plural dink·eys.

a small locomotive, especially with a switch engine.

Origin of dinkey

1840–50; noun use of dinky; see -ey2
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Examples from the Web for dinkey

Historical Examples of dinkey

  • Anyone who wanted that dinkey pewter mug could have it, as far as he cared.

    The Crimson Sweater

    Ralph Henry Barbour

  • In the nature of things the tea-drinking in the stuffy "dinkey" drawing-room was not prolonged.

    A Fool For Love

    Francis Lynde

  • He turned the dinkey boat around, paddled back to Newburgh and swore out a search warrant for the Halfacre cabin.

  • The first long-drawn exhaust of the dinkey engine moving the slag kettle out to its spilling place ripped the silence.

    The Quickening

    Francis Lynde

  • The parts are shown in the drawing full size, except the clamp that holds the Dinkey in upright position (Fig. 15).

    Educational Toys

    Louis C. Petersen