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 (mĭn′ĭ-kĭn) Archaic
A very small delicate creature.
1. Very small.
2. Trivial; petty.

[Obsolete Dutch minneken, darling, from Middle Dutch, diminutive of minne, love; see men- in Indo-European roots.]


a small, dainty, or affected person or thing
dainty, prim, or affected
[C16: from Dutch minneken, diminutive of minne love]
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The home side were ahead by the break with Greg Minikin providing a smart finish out wide and Jake Webster scything through just before the hooter.
Matt Whitley and Jay Chapelhow cancelled out tries from Greg Minikin and Jy Hitchcox but Luke Gale's drop goal with the score 12-6 proved the difference.
Matt Whitley and Jay Chapelhow cancelled out tries from Greg Minikin and Jy Hitchcox but Luke Gale's drop has urged their fans to lower their expectations after his team produced a nervy display.
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After an exchange of penalties between Lewis Minikin and Lee Chapman, Minikin converted a try by brother Noel to give Harrogate the lead.
Broadstreet soon fell behind to a penalty thumped over by Harrogate full back Lewis Minikin, but dragged themselves back on to level terms when fly half Lee Chapman fired over a penalty.
Greg Minikin went in for the second with Haynes missing the conversion.
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Rob Minikin of Sonu Baits was runner-up with 123lb, while Ian Bayley of Woodlands Tackle, came third with 111lb 1oz.