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- (dated) Excessively dainty or fastidious.
c. 1745, Moncure D. Conway, editor, George Washington's Rules of Civility, published 1890:
- Have a great regard for the cleanliness of your hands, but do not be finikin about it.
1913, Henry W. Nevinson, Essays in Rebellion:
- Artifice and imitation reveal the finikin or uncertain soul as surely as deliberate bareness reveals a conscious austerity.
finikin (plural finikins)
- Alternative form of