Definition of minnow noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈmɪnəʊ//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈmɪnoʊ//
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  1. 1 a very small freshwater fish See related entries: Fish
  2. 2a company or sports team that is small or unimportant These two companies are both minnows in the international market.
  3. Word Originlate Middle English: probably related to Dutch meun and German Münne, influenced by Anglo-Norman French menu ‘small, minnow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: minnow