Definition of minnowy in US English:

minnowy

adjective

  • 1Chiefly poetic. Of a river, stream, etc.: containing minnows, full of minnows.

  • 2Of the nature of or resembling a minnow. Chiefly figurative: small, meagre; of little significance.

Origin

Early 19th century; earliest use found in Thomas Campbell (1777–1844), poet. From minnow + -y.

Pronunciation

minnowy

/ˈmɪnəʊi/