un mincing

mincing

[min-sing]
adjective
(of the gait, speech, behavior, etc.) affectedly dainty, nice, or elegant.

Origin:
1520–30; mince + -ing2

mincingly, adverb
unmincing, adjective
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mincing (ˈmɪnsɪŋ)
 
adj
(of a person) affectedly elegant in gait, manner, or speech
 
'mincingly
 
adv

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mincing
"affectedly dainty," 1520s, probably originally in reference to speech, when words were "clipped" to affect elegance, or to walking with short steps; prp. adj. from from mince
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Mincing definition


(Heb. taphoph, Isa. 3:16), taking affectedly short and quick steps. Luther renders the word by "wag" or "waggle," thus representing "the affected gait of coquettish females."

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