verb (used with object), minced, minc·ing.
verb (used without object), minced, minc·ing.
- minas de ríotinto,
- minas gerais,
- mince matters,
- mince pie,
Origin of mince
Examples from the Web for mince
But Marcouch does not mince his words: “The greatest insult of ISIS may even be toward the Muslims and Islam itself,” he tells us.
Musk was never one to mince words, but has recently unleashed aggressive broadsides on ULA.SpaceX’s Dragon V2 Will Land Exactly Where It Wants To|Zach Rosenberg|May 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Santa snacks on rice pudding in Denmark, sponge cake in Chile, Kulkuls in India, and mince pies in the U.K.
Never one to mince her words, Leakes is as bawdy as they get on reality television.‘Ebony’ Cover With NeNe Leakes Unleashes a Firestorm of Criticism|Karu F. Daniels|November 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Not to mince words,” he tells Gibney in the movie, “my view is I brought myself down… I did what I did, and shame on me.
It looked absorbed and anxious, nor did she mince matters nor hesitate in confiding them.Selina|George Madden Martin
“Maybe you were a fool for ever trying that signal and liniment trick at all,” suggested Langridge, who did not mince words.A Quarter-Back's Pluck|Lester Chadwick
If I were to listen to Romilly I should mince my words, and the result would be wretched.A Mummer's Tale|Anatole France
Mince it fine, set it over the fire a few minutes, with pepper and salt, a little nutmeg and cream.
He was never a man to mince words, as I noticed when visiting my aunt.The Chauffeur and the Chaperon|C. N. Williamson
Word Origin for mince
late 14c., "to chop in little pieces," from Old French mincier "make into small pieces," from Vulgar Latin *minutiare "make small," from Late Latin minutiæ "small bits," from Latin minutus "small" (see minute (adj.)). Of speech, "to clip affectedly in imitation of elegance," 1540s; of words or language, "to restrain in the interest of decorum," 1590s. Meaning "to walk with short or precise steps" is from 1560s. Related: Minced; mincing.
"minced meat," 1850; see mincemeat.