Definition of minikin in English:

minikin

adjective

  • Small; insignificant.

    ‘capable men devoting their lives to such minikin pursuits’
    • ‘‘Oh,’ I heard her murmur on my right, sounding quiet and minikin, and, unable to help it, I peered over, checking to see whether the reaction of a small child to such news was any different from the reaction I got from my peers and adults.’
    • ‘She thrusts her minikin hands through the willow wands to greet me.’

Origin

Mid 16th century: from Dutch minneken, from minne ‘love’ + -ken -kin.

Pronunciation

minikin

/ˈminikin/