[ min-ee-nook, -nyook ]
/ ˈmɪn iˌnuk, -ˌnyuk /

noun Informal.

a low-powered nuclear device.


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Origin of mininuke

First recorded in 1970–75; mini- + nuke Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020