Monday, January 16, 2012


Definition: (from
1. informal. small, unimportant, unimpressive, or shabby

"The engagement ring was so dinky that I refused him."
"I can't eat just this dinky salad; I need real food!"

Origin: (from
"1788 'neat, trim, dainty, small,' from Scottish dialectal dink "finely dressed, trim" (c.1500), of unknown origin. Modern sense is 1850s."

Awkwardness rating: 4

The diamond was so dinky I had to squint to see it. (

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