Examples of rinky-dink in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web From the outside, Michigan Stadium looks rinky-dink, because three-quarters of it is below ground level. BostonGlobe.com, 24 July 2023 By comparison, the scene in Fort Lauderdale was rinky-dink. Jody Rosen, The New Yorker, 23 July 2023 The movie casts Falk as a minor antagonist, a bulldog who was trying to keep MJ away from rinky-dink lil’ Nike. Corbin Smith, Rolling Stone, 8 Apr. 2023 If your options always seem to be a heavy, bulky flashlight or a rinky-dink junk drawer gadget, take heed: the perfect happy medium does exist. Kristine Solomon, Travel + Leisure, 19 Feb. 2023

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First Known Use

1913, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of rinky-dink was in 1913

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“Rinky-dink.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rinky-dink. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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