Informal. small, unimportant, unimpressive, or shabby: We stayed in a dinky old hotel.
British Informal. fashionable; well dressed; smart.
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How to use dinky in a sentence
So, I ordered a dinky little $26 cubicle heater that switches between 100 and 250 watts of draw.
It’s equipped with two rotating scrub pads that are more powerful than me and my dinky old mop could ever be.I Might Just Eat Off My Hardwood Floors Thanks to This | Daniel Modlin | March 11, 2021 | The Daily Beast
Even if you’re using the dinky camera on your laptop, the right lighting setup will make you look a lot better.Want to Stop Looking Terrible on Zoom? 7 Quick Tips to Up Your Video Calling Game | Patrick Lucas Austin | July 6, 2020 | Time
You think that this tragedy has given you an opportunity to catapult you [sic] dinky blog and newspaper to new heights.
We don't even have real big prizes—just a dinky little spoon sitting up on the mantel-piece to excite us as if it was a tiara.Ancestors | Gertrude Atherton
I'm a good enough Yank to see if your dinky police is such an all-fired cute little bunch of wonder-workers as you say!Murder in Any Degree | Owen Johnson
I guess its free cruising ground for anybody who can afford to own a steam yacht, or even a common little dinky motorboat.Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube | Louis Arundel
What fun is it to walk down into that dinky little village keeping step like convicts?At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins | Nell Speed
But I figured out: there's camp-meetin's an' socials up there, an' a nice, dinky, white shirt once in a way goes pretty good.The Trail of '98 | Robert W. Service
British Dictionary definitions for dinky
British small and neat; dainty
US inconsequential; insignificant
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