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mince

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verb \ˈmin(t)s\

Simple Definition of mince

  • : to cut (food) into very small pieces

  • : to walk with quick, short steps in a way that does not seem natural and that is often meant to be funny

Full Definition of mince

mincedminc·ing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 a :  to cut or chop into very small pieces b :  to subdivide minutely; especially :  to damage by cutting up

  3. 2 :  to utter or pronounce with affectation

  4. 3 a archaic :  minimize b :  to restrain (words) within the bounds of decorum

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to walk with short steps in a prim affected manner

minc·er noun

Examples of mince

  1. The recipe says that you should mince the onions.

  2. <minced some garlic and added it to the stew>



Origin of mince

Middle English, from Anglo-French mincer, from Vulgar Latin *minutiare, from Latin minutia smallness — more at minutia


First Known Use: 14th century


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mince

noun

Simple Definition of mince

  • ; also : ground meat of a specified kind

Full Definition of mince

  1. 1 :  small chopped bits (as of food); specifically :  mincemeat

  2. 2 British :  hamburger 1a

1600

First Known Use of mince

1600

Rhymes with mince




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