dinky

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adjective din·ky \ˈdiŋ-kē\

Definition of dinky

dinkier

dinkiest

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

Examples of dinky in a sentence

  1. I used to drive a dinky little car.

  2. <recent college graduates crowding into a dinky New York City apartment>

Origin and Etymology of dinky

Scots dink neat


First Known Use: 1880


DINKY Defined for English Language Learners

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adjective din·ky \ˈdiŋ-kē\

Definition of dinky for English Language Learners

  • : very small and not appealing

  • : small and appealing


DINKY Defined for Kids

dinky

adjective din·ky \ˈdiŋ-kē\

Definition of dinky for Students

  1. :  very small and not impressive <a dinky car>


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