Definition of dinky adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈdɪŋki//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdɪŋki//
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  1. 1(British English, approving) small and neat in an attractive way What a dinky little hat!
  2. 2(North American English, disapproving) too small I grew up in a dinky little town that didn't even have a movie theater.
  3. Word Originlate 18th cent.: from Scots and northern English dialect dink ‘neat, trim’, of unknown origin.
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