Definition of Minikin

1. n. A little darling; a favorite; a minion.



2. a. Small; diminutive.

Definition of Minikin

1. Noun. (obsolete) A young person, especially a young woman ¹

2. Noun. (obsolete) A small or insignificant person, thing or amount ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) diminutive or miniature ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minikin

1. a small or dainty creature [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Minikin

minigunners
miniguns
minihalo
minihaloes
minihalos
minihelices
minihelix
minihelixes
minihistories
minihistory
minijeep
minijoystick
minijoysticks
minikilt
minikilts
minikin (current term)
minikins
minikitchen
minikitchens
minilab
minilabs
minilamp
minilamps
minilecture
minilectures
miniloan
miniloans
miniloci
minilocus

Literary usage of Minikin

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1. The British Drama: A Collection of the Most Esteemed Tragedies, Comedies (1859)
"Enter LORD minikin. Lady M. I am sure, my lord, I ought to be more surprised at your ... Vf. Nay, my dear Lady minikin, if you are resolved to play tragedy, ..."

2. A new dictionary of the Italian and English languages, based upon that of by John Davenport, Giuseppe Marc' Antonio Baretti, Guglielmo Comelati (1854)
"-trice, f. Miniature, a. in piccolo ; in miniatura. minikin, s. 1. spl/let tina, spilla piccolissima, (. ; 2. V. minion. To Mint, va 1. monetäre, ..."

3. A Glossary of Tudor and Stuart Words: Especially from the Dramatists by Walter William Skeat, Anthony Lawson Mayhew (1914)
"minikin string, the thin string of gut used for the treble of the lute or viol, Ascham, ... Hence, phr. to tickte the minikin, to play on the treble string, ..."

4. The British Drama: Comprehending the Best Plays in the English Language (1804)
"How cruel it is, lady minikin, to deprive me of the pleasure of a domestic ... I have too much regard for lord minikin, to agree to any thing that would ..."

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