Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Extremely small: synonym: small.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Very diminutive; minute; wee.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Very small; little; puny.

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  • adjective very small

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  • adjective very small

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Alteration of Middle English tine.]

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From Middle English tine, tyne ("very small") + -y. Perhaps from tine.

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  • Is anybody aware of "tiny" meaning something in gang slang? I was looking at that bizarre list from the FBI of all the known gangs active in the United States, and I kept seeing things like "Tiny Papi Squad" and "Tiny Rascal Gangsters" (and others I didn't write down because they weren't so bizarre)--often enough that it seems like it must mean something.

    October 2, 2012