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Adjective: dinky (dinkier,dinkiest)  ding-kee
Usage: informal (=DINK)
  1. Small and unimpressive
    "we stayed in a dinky old hotel";
    - insignificant
     
  2. [Brit, informal] Pretty and neat
    "what a dinky little hat"
Noun: dinky  ding-kee
Usage: informal (=DINK)
  1. A small locomotive
    - dinkey
     
  2. [Brit, informal] A couple who both have careers and no children (an acronym for dual income no kids)
    - DINK, dinkie [Brit, informal]

Derived forms: dinkier, dinkiest

See also: attractive, little, small

Type of: couple, engine, loco [informal], locomotive, locomotive engine, match, mates, railroad locomotive [N. Amer], railway locomotive [Brit, Cdn]

Encyclopedia: Dinky