follow Dictionary.com

Your favorite word could be our Word of the Day!

de minimis

[duh min-uh-mis, dey] /də ˈmɪn ə mɪs, deɪ/
1.
pertaining to minimal or trivial things; small, minor, or insignificant; negligible:
De minimis gifts to employees are not subject to taxation.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Contemporary definitions for de minimis
adjective

so small or minimal in difference that it does not matter or the law does not take it into consideration

Word Origin

Latin 'of minimum importance, trifling'

Usage Note

law

Dictionary.com's 21st Century Lexicon
Copyright © 2003-2014 Dictionary.com, LLC
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for de minimis

Latin, literally "of little things," thus, "so minor as to not be worth regarding."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Word Value for de

3
3
Scrabble Words With Friends