noun

  • 1A very short skirt or dress.

    ‘a leather mini’
    • ‘Bianca had on the same sort of top as me but the one she wore had sleeves while mine was sleeveless and she had on a short denim mini.’
    • ‘Wear a skirt, but not a bloody mini, and a Marks and Sparks blouse.’
    • ‘She has on a short mini with a sparkly pink belt and bell sleeve shirt.’
    • ‘Some were attired in figure-hugging minis, some were dressed in sparkling evening wear and a few in casuals.’
    • ‘Inspired by the life span of insects, Kyra Nolan created blue corsets, pointy hem dresses, felted minis and mesh bodystockings over rubber halter tops.’
    • ‘Navy blue, V-neck fitted tops, with chocolate brown minis were cute and easily conceivable.’
    • ‘Even if I did wear really short minis it still needed to be in my comfort zone.’
    • ‘She found a short denim mini, with green leggings and a pair of wedge sandals.’
    • ‘Fortunately, dresses easily accommodate ages three to five, evolving from maxis to minis over the years.’
    • ‘I was under my bed looking for my heels that would go nice with my black leather mini that I had on.’
    • ‘Enid stays defiant in fat-heeled boots, tight minis, a raptor tee shirt and purple lipstick.’
    • ‘She had on a clingy black halter top, a leather mini, and black knee - length suede boots.’
    • ‘I was wearing his favorite outfit, a red mini, with a tight shirt that was cut to show off cleavage.’
    • ‘Break out the cutesy A-line skirts and minis, and, of course, killer stockings.’
    • ‘You don't show up at a corporate board meeting in a denim mini and a corset top.’
    • ‘So I quickly run up stairs and slip on my pink mini, pleated skirt, and my tank top and run down stairs.’
    • ‘Michelle had on a black leather mini and a shirt that showed off her midriff and belly button.’
    • ‘Those for the mini said the news that the short skirt was no longer fashionable made no difference to them.’
    • ‘When dressing for oneself, minis, which are very much in style, are an obvious choice for any fashion fiend this winter.’
    • ‘You may get more buzz with the minis but buzz rarely gets you anywhere with the store buyers.’
  • 2

    short for minicomputer
    • ‘It's interesting how Kevin Rollins' comments coincided with the release of the Mac mini.’
    • ‘If you want a Mac mini to be your media hub, chances are it's because it's small and dinky and looks more like a space-age waffle toaster than a computer.’
    • ‘A faster Mac mini with an 80GB disk will also be available for $599 and both ship in eleven days time.’
    • ‘But the minis are CPUs only so you need to add your own display, keyboard and mouse.’
    • ‘So, a setup with a Mac mini, if you had nothing to start with, can cost less than $700.’
    • ‘Desktops did well with sales growing from 416,000 to 687,000 units with the impact of the Mac mini.’