Definition of minkey in English:

minkey

noun

mass nounAustralian
  • A modified form of hockey for mixed teams of primary school children.

    ‘kids in friendship teams spend an hour playing minkey’
    • ‘It is imperative that all new minkey coaches familiarize themselves with the playing rules and regulations of the game of field hockey.’
    • ‘Minkey hockey games started the day's packed hockey program, followed by juniors and senior age groups.’
    • ‘Is your child intending to play minkey or move on to junior hockey in 2011?’
    • ‘Of great note today was the large number of primary students who were recognised at the assembly for their participation in minkey, hockey, netta, and cross-country athletics.’
    • ‘The goals should be approximately four yards or four minkey stick lengths apart.’
    • ‘White and Smith met each other through minkey hockey almost 20 years ago, and have played alongside each other for more than a decade.’
    • ‘We are hoping to run minkey sessions at the Floreat campus.’
    • ‘I started playing hockey when I was five in minkey, the Australian version of mini hockey.’
    • ‘The association secretary said all teams were decked out in pink on the day, and many newcomers turned out for the minkey under-7s games.’
    • ‘Where the rules of minkey do not provide for a situation that arises, the umpire shall make a decision bearing in mind the objectives and spirit of the game.’

Origin

1980s: blend of mini and hockey.

Pronunciation

minkey

/ˈmɪŋki/