minikin

noun
min·​i·​kin | \ ˈmi-ni-kən How to pronounce minikin (audio) \

Definition of minikin

: a small or dainty creature

Other Words from minikin

minikin adjective

First Known Use of minikin

1761, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for minikin

obsolete Dutch minneken darling, ultimately from Middle Dutch minne love, beloved; akin to Old English gemynd mind, memory — more at mind

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“Minikin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/minikin. Accessed 13 Jun. 2021.

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