Definition of dinky
- drives a dinky little car
I used to drive a dinky little car.
recent college graduates crowding into a dinky New York City apartment
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First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
bantam, diminutive, dwarfish, fine, Lilliputian, little, pint-size (or pint-sized), pocket, pocket-size (also pocket-sized), puny, pygmy, shrimpy, slight, small, 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;
cavernous, colossal, elephantine, enormous, gargantuan, giant, gigantic, gross, herculean, heroic (also heroical), huge, humongous (also humungous), immense, jumbo, mammoth, monstrous, monumental, mountainous, prodigious, staggering, stupendous, titanic, tremendous, vast;
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