dinky

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɪŋkɪ/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɪŋki/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(dingkē)

Inflections of 'dinky' (adjadjective: Describes a noun or pronoun--for example, "a tall girl," "an interesting book," "a big house."):
dinkier
adj comparative
dinkiest
adj superlative
Inflections of 'dinky' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.): nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors.": dinkies

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dink•y /ˈdɪŋki/USA pronunciation   adj.,  -i•er, -i•est. 
  1. Informal Termssmall and unimpressive:a dinky apartment.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dink•y  (dingkē),USA pronunciation adj.,  dink•i•er, dink•i•est, n., pl.  dink•ies. 
adj. 
  1. Informal Termssmall, unimportant, unimpressive, or shabby:We stayed in a dinky old hotel.
  2. British Termsfashionable;
    well dressed;
    smart.

n. 
  1. dinkey.
  • 1780–90; compare Scots dink neatly dressed, trim (of obscure origin, originally); sense shift perh.: trim dainty small insignificant; see -y1

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
dinky /ˈdɪŋkɪ/ adj (dinkier, dinkiest) informal
  1. Brit small and neat; dainty
  2. US inconsequential; insignificant
Etymology: 18th Century (in the sense: dainty): from dink
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