- n. Plural form of diminutive.
“Before long, the gruesome Oxonian line in diminutives — “Cuppers” for a cup match and “Divvers” for a divinity exam — compressed the name from association into soccer.”
“The best way to deal with the Mexican use of diminutives is to simply get over it.”
“In fact there are many areas, such as Chile, where the useage of diminutives is far more wide-spread than Mexico.”
“This widespread use of diminutives is baby-talk, pure and simple.”
“: -) I think I can safely confirm that the use of diminutives is not indicative of a character or personality flaw amongst Mexicans.”
“A writer in a recent issue of the New York Times strongly condemns the use of the present fashionable "diminutives" or "changes" of names upon the part of young ladies, arguing therefrom an inherent weakness and inferiority of sex.”
“I blinked, caught off guard by the diminutives, thinking for an instant that he was talking about his parents.”
“True lovers of all things Burns have a horror of anyone calling the man by familiar diminutives.”
“I also don't care for diminutives as full names, though they are very popular in Europe at the moment.”
“Attempts to make diminutives in English only end badly, with horrible words like "hubby" it pains me to type it! resulting.”
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