verb (used with object), minced, minc·ing.
verb (used without object), minced, minc·ing.
Origin of mince
Examples from the Web for mincer
Historical Examples of mincer
"I've helped to 'try out' one hundred and fifty bar'ls from one whale," said the mincer.
The mincer now stands before you invested in the full canonicals of his calling.
They have no interest in making the million take their literature after it has been passed through a mincer.The Curse of Education
Harold E. Gorst
After being severed from the whale, the white-horse is first cut into portable oblongs ere going to the mincer.
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.