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dinky (adj.)

1788, dinkie, "neat, trim, dainty, small," from Scottish dialectal dink "finely dressed, trim" (c. 1500), which is of unknown origin. Modern sense of "small, tiny" is by 1859. Related: Dinkiness.

updated on September 05, 2018

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Definitions of dinky from WordNet
1
dinky (adj.)
small and unimpressive;
we stayed in a dinky old hotel
Synonyms: insignificant
dinky (adj.)
(British informal) pretty and neat;
what a dinky little hat
2
dinky (n.)
a small locomotive;
Synonyms: dinkey
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