adjective din·ky \ˈdiŋ-kē\

: very small and not appealing

: small and appealing


Full Definition of DINKY

:  overly or unattractively small <drives a dinky little car>; also British :  attractively small :  cute

Examples of DINKY

  1. I used to drive a dinky little car.
  2. <recent college graduates crowding into a dinky New York City apartment>

Origin of DINKY

Scots dink neat
First Known Use: 1880

Related to DINKY

bantam, diminutive, small, dwarfish, fine, half-pint, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), puny, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, smallish, subnormal, toylike, undersized (also undersize)
big, biggish, considerable, goodly, grand, great, handsome, husky, king-size (or king-sized), large, largish, outsize (also outsized), overscale (or overscaled), oversize (or oversized), sizable (or sizeable), substantial, tidy, whacking, whopping

Rhymes with DINKY


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