Definition of dinky
: overly or unattractively small drives a dinky little car; also, British : attractively small : cute
Examples of dinky in a Sentence
I used to drive a dinky little car.
recent college graduates crowding into a dinky New York City apartment
Recent Examples of dinky from the Web
Honest Theatre does Shakespeare’s late romance as a five-hander in 90 minutes, with cuts deeper than a Republican budget and a dinky movable set made of tulle and some PVC pipe.
Although that dinky rear wing throws the balance off, the car’s overall shape is quite pleasing.
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Origin and Etymology of dinky
Scots dink neat
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
DINKY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of dinky for English Language Learners
: very small and not appealing
: small and appealing
DINKY Defined for Kids
Definition of dinky for Students
: very small and not impressive a dinky car
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