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din·ky

 (dĭng′kē)
adj. din·ki·er, din·ki·est Informal
Of small size or consequence; insignificant.

[Probably from Scots dink, neat, trim.]

dinky

(ˈdɪŋkɪ)
adj, dinkier or dinkiest
1. Brit small and neat; dainty
2. US inconsequential; insignificant
[C18 (in the sense: dainty): from dink]

dink•y

(ˈdɪŋ ki)

adj. dink•i•er, dink•i•est, adj.
1. Informal. small and unimpressive: a dinky old hotel.
n.
2. dinkey.
[1780–90; compare Scots dink neatly dressed, trim]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.dinky - a small locomotive
locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive, engine - a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
Adj.1.dinky - small and insignificant; "we stayed in a dinky old hotel"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
little, small - limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent; "a little dining room"; "a little house"; "a small car"; "a little (or small) group"
2.dinky - (British informal) pretty and neat; "what a dinky little hat"
colloquialism - a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech
Britain, Great Britain, U.K., UK, United Kingdom, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland - a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"

dinky

adjective (Brit. informal) cute, small, neat, mini, trim, miniature, petite, dainty, natty (informal), cutesy (informal, chiefly U.S.) She drove a dinky little sports car.
Translations

dinky

[ˈdɪŋkɪ] ADJ (dinkier (compar) (dinkiest (superl))) (Brit) (= small) → pequeñito; (= nice) → mono, precioso

dinky

1
adj
(Brit inf: = cute) → schnuckelig (inf)
(US inf: = small) → winzig
(also Dinky) ® → Modell-; dinky carModellauto nt

dinky

2
n (inf) abbr of double income, no kids yet; dinkies plnoch kinderlose Doppelverdiener pl
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