minikin

[min-i-kin]

noun

a person or object that is delicate, dainty, or diminutive.
a printing type (about 3½ point).

adjective

delicate, dainty, or mincing.

Nearby words

  1. minidish,
  2. minidress,
  3. minie ball,
  4. minify,
  5. minigun,
  6. minilab,
  7. minilaparotomy,
  8. minim,
  9. minima,
  10. minimal

Origin of minikin

1535–45; < Middle Dutch minneken friend, lover, equivalent to minne love + -ken -kin

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British Dictionary definitions for minikin

minikin

noun

a small, dainty, or affected person or thing

adjective

dainty, prim, or affected

Word Origin for minikin

C16: from Dutch minneken, diminutive of minne love

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