from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Informal Of small size or consequence; insignificant.
- adj. Informal Of poor quality; shabby.
- n. Variant of dinkey.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Tiny and cute; small and attractive.
- adj. Tiny and insignificant; small and undesirable.
- Double income, no kids yet. Said of a relationship.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. small and insignificant; shabby or unimpressive.
- adj. pretty and neat; fashionable or well-dressed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Small and neat; trim; tidy; nice.
- Small but pretentious; small and insignificant.
- n. Something small or insignificant.
- n. An apparatus of smaller size than the usual standard, as a pony- or donkey-engine for doing work which requires small horse-power.
- n. A pair of wheels on an axle used to carry the weight of a beam or pole in erecting structures or wire lines. The axle is usually curved upward in the middle, with a lever affixed, so that the weight can first be raised off the ground, in a sling, and then wheeled to the desired point.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. small and insignificant
- n. a small locomotive
- adj. (British informal) pretty and neat
Probably from Scots dink, neat, trim.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)