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mini

[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/
noun
1.
2.
a minicomputer.
3.
anything of a small, reduced, or miniature size.
adjective
4.
of the length of a miniskirt.
Origin
independent use of mini-, or by shortening of words with mini- as initial element
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British Dictionary definitions for minis

mini

/ˈmɪnɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a woman's dress, skirt, etc) very short; thigh-length
2.
(prenominal) small; miniature
noun (pl) minis
3.
something very small of its kind, esp a small car or a miniskirt
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Word Origin and History for minis

mini

n.

1961, abbreviation of mini-car, a small car made by British Leyland (formerly British Motor Corp.). As an abbreviation of miniskirt, it is attested from 1966. The vogue for mini- as a prefix in English word coinage dates from c.1960.

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Slang definitions & phrases for minis

mini

adjective

: She looked out of place in her mini dress

noun
  1. A very short dress, skirt, or coat ending well above the knee
  2. The fashion or style of wearing such short garments (1965+)

mini

-prefix

used to form nouns Small; miniature; short: minibus/ minicab/ minivan/ minicam/ minishegoss or meshugas) Craziness; absurdities: a mishegoss of mixed-up crap/ and free-lance mishigas/ Mailer's old meshugas about cancer

[1890s+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew]


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