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