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- (abbreviation, noun, grammar): dim.
- Very small.
2011 October 20, Jamie Lillywhite, “Tottenham 1 - 0 Rubin Kazan”, in BBC Sport:
- Roman Sharonov rose unchallenged to head a corner wide, while diminutive winger Gokdeniz Karadeniz ghosted in with a diving header from the edge of the six-yard box that was acrobatically kept out by Gomes.
- Serving to diminish.
- diminutive of liberty
- (grammar) Of or pertaining to, or creating a word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
serving to diminish
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diminutive (plural diminutives)
- (grammar) A word form expressing smallness, youth, unimportance, or endearment.
- Booklet, the diminutive of book, means ‘small book’.
- 1916, Ernest Weekley, Surnames (page 287)
- When we come to occupative names, we are again confronted by crowds of diminutives.
grammar: word form expressing smallness
- definite of
- plural of
- inflected form of