dinky dinky adj. 1. small and insignificant; shabby or unimpressive; as, he drove to work in a dinky old Volkswagen; we stayed in a dinky little hotel. [informal] [WordNet 1.5]

2. pretty and neat; fashionable or well-dressed; as, what a dinky little hat. [British informal] [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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