min·​i·​ver ˈmi-nə-vər How to pronounce miniver (audio)
: a white fur worn originally by medieval nobles and used chiefly for robes of state

Word History


Middle English meniver, from Anglo-French menever, from menu small + ver, vair vair

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of miniver was in the 13th century

Dictionary Entries Near miniver

Cite this Entry

“Miniver.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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