: overly or unattractively small <drives a dinky little car>; also British : attractively small : cute
Examples of DINKY
- I used to drive a dinky little car.
- <recent college graduates crowding into a dinky New York City apartment>
Origin of DINKY
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
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