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1780-90; compare Scots dink neatly dressed, trim (of obscure origin); sense shift perhaps: trim > dainty > small > insignificant; see -y
- (informal, Britain) Tiny and cute; small and attractive.
- (informal, US) Tiny and insignificant; small and undesirable.
- They stayed in a dinky hotel room, but they had a great trip.
- See also Wikisaurus:tiny
(informal, British) Tiny and cute; small and charmful
(informal, US) Tiny and insignificant; small and undesirable
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- Double income, no kids yet. Said of a relationship.