Definition of mince
(Entry 1 of 2)
1a : to cut or chop into very small pieces She minced the garlic.
b : to subdivide minutely especially : to damage by cutting up The director minced up the play.
2 : to utter or pronounce with affectation minced the word in the manner of the old lady
3a archaic : minimize
b : to restrain (words) within the bounds of decorum minced no words in stating his dislike— J. T. Farrell
: to walk with short steps in a prim affected manner The comedian minced across the stage.
Definition of mince (Entry 2 of 2)
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