minikin

minikin

[min-i-kin]
noun
1.
a person or object that is delicate, dainty, or diminutive.
2.
a printing type (about 3½ point).
adjective
3.
delicate, dainty, or mincing.

Origin:
1535–45; < Middle Dutch minneken friend, lover, equivalent to minne love + -ken -kin

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minikin (ˈmɪnɪkɪn)
 
n
1.  a small, dainty, or affected person or thing
 
adj
2.  dainty, prim, or affected
 
[C16: from Dutch minneken, diminutive of minne love]

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