Minikin
Minikin Min"i*kin, n. [OD. minneken a darling, dim. of minne love; akin to G. minne, and to E. mind.] [1913 Webster] 1. A little darling; a favorite; a minion. [Obs.] --Florio. [1913 Webster]

2. A little pin. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • Minikin — Min i*kin, a. Small; diminutive. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • minikin — [min′i kin] n. [MDu minneken, dim. of minne, love: see MINNESINGER & KIN] 1. Obs. a darling 2. Rare anything very small and delicate adj. Archaic 1. diminutive 2. affected …   English World dictionary

  • minikin — noun Etymology: obsolete Dutch minneken darling, ultimately from Middle Dutch minne love, beloved; akin to Old English gemynd mind, memory more at mind Date: 1761 a small or dainty creature • minikin adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • minikin — /min i kin/, n. 1. a person or object that is delicate, dainty, or diminutive. 2. a printing type (about 31/2 point). adj. 3. delicate, dainty, or mincing. [1535 45; < MD minneken friend, lover, equiv. to minne love + ken KIN] * * * …   Universalium

  • Minikin — Бриллиант (шрифт кегля 3) …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии

  • minikin — min·i·kin || mɪnɪkɪn n. small and delicate person or thing adj. small and delicate; tiny …   English contemporary dictionary

  • minikin — adjective chiefly archaic small; insignificant. Origin C16: from Du. minneken, from minne love + ken kin …   English new terms dictionary

  • minikin — a. Small, little, diminutive, wee, tiny, pygmy, pygmean, Liliputian, dwarfish …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • minikin — adj dainty, exquisite, lovely, fastidious, finicky; delicate, fragile, frail, slight, wispy, doll like; mincing, affected, precious, pr^cieuse; simpering, coy, cute, Sl. cutesy, nice, Sl. nicy nice …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • minikin — min·i·kin …   English syllables

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