min·​gy ˈmin-jē How to pronounce mingy (audio)
mingier; mingiest

Examples of mingy in a Sentence

a mingy portion of food the company's mingy Christmas bonuses haven't exactly helped sagging employee morale
Recent Examples on the Web There was nothing mingy or minimalist about their aesthetic. Carl Swanson, Town & Country, 3 Oct. 2019

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Word History


perhaps blend of mean entry 1 and stingy

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of mingy was in 1911

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“Mingy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/mingy. Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

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