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rinky-dink

[ ring-kee-dingk ]
/ ˈrɪŋ kiˌdɪŋk /
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adjective
inconsequential, amateurish, or of generally inferior quality; small-time: a rinky-dink college; He plays with some rinky-dink team.
outmoded or shabby; backward; antiquated: a rinky-dink airline.
noun
a person or thing that is rinky-dink.
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Origin of rinky-dink

1910–15; rhyming compound (perhaps based on alteration and nasalization of rickety); cf. ricky-tick

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