Mini



[min-ee] /ˈmɪn i/

noun
1.
.
2.
a minicomputer.
3.
anything of a small, reduced, or miniature size.
adjective
4.
of the length of a .
1.
a combining form with the meanings “of a small or reduced size in comparison with others of its kind” (minicalculator; minicar; minigun); “limited in scope, intensity, or duration” (miniboom; minicourse; minirecession); (of clothing) “short, not reaching the knee” (minidress; miniskirt).
/ˈmɪnɪ/
adjective
1.
(of a woman’s dress, skirt, etc) very short; thigh-length
2.
(prenominal) small; miniature
noun (pl) minis
3.
something very small of its kind, esp a small car or a miniskirt
combining form
1.
smaller or shorter than the standard size: minibus, miniskirt
n.

1961, abbreviation of mini-car, a small car made by British Leyland (formerly British Motor Corp.). As an abbreviation of miniskirt, it is attested from 1966. The vogue for mini- as a prefix in English word coinage dates from c.1960.

word-forming element meaning “miniature, minor,” abstracted from miniature, with sense perhaps influenced by minimum.

mini- pref.
Small; miniature: minilaparotomy.

adjective

: She looked out of place in her mini dress

noun

-prefix

used to form nouns Small; miniature; short: minibus/ minicab/ minivan/ minicam/ minishegoss or meshugas) Craziness; absurdities: a mishegoss of mixed-up crap/ and free-lance mishigas/ Mailer’s old meshugas about cancer

[1890s+; fr Yiddish fr Hebrew]

noun

A stupid person; knucklehead, meatball: She called Greenwood a ”melonhead” (1980s+)

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