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mincing

[ min-sing ]
/ ˈmɪn sɪŋ /
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adjective
(of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant.
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Origin of mincing

First recorded in 1520–30; mince + -ing2

OTHER WORDS FROM mincing

minc·ing·ly, adverbun·minc·ing, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for mincing

mincing
/ (ˈmɪnsɪŋ) /

adjective
(of a person) affectedly elegant in gait, manner, or speech

Derived forms of mincing

mincingly, adverb
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