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mim

[mim]
adjective British Dialect.
  1. primly modest or demure.
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Origin of mim

1670–80; perhaps blend of mum1 and prim1

mīm

[meem]
noun
  1. the twenty-fourth letter of the Arabic alphabet.
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Origin of mīm

From Arabic
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Examples from the Web for mim

Historical Examples

  • I thought he wouldn't keep us up so late, two nights running, mim.

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • You was always glad to see people in spirits, wasn't you, mim?

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • Though there an't such a great deal to laugh at now either; is there, mim?

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • And you always did your best to keep 'em cheerful, didn't you, mim?

    Barnaby Rudge

    Charles Dickens

  • Maidens should be mim till they're married, and then they may burn kirks.

    The Proverbs of Scotland

    Alexander Hislop


British Dictionary definitions for mim

mim

adjective
  1. dialect prim, modest, or demure
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Word Origin

C17: perhaps imitative of lip-pursing
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