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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Indicating diminution; diminutive.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Indicating diminution; diminutive.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of or pertaining to, or of the nature of, a diminutive.


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  • [‘Chicken’ is properly a singular, old English _cicen_, the _-en_ being a diminutival, not a plural, suffix (as in ‘kitten’, ‘maiden’).

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