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ˈdɪŋ kidinky

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dinky, dinkeyadjective

    a small locomotive

  2. dinkyadjective

    small and insignificant

    "we stayed in a dinky old hotel"

  3. dinkyadjective

    (British informal) pretty and neat

    "what a dinky little hat"


  1. dinkyadjective

    Tiny and cute; small and attractive.

  2. dinkyadjective

    Double income, no kids yet. Said of a relationship.

  3. dinkyadjective

    Tiny and insignificant; small and undesirable.

    They stayed in a dinky hotel room, but they had a great trip.


  1. DINKY

    DINKY is an acronym that stands for "Dual Income, No Kids Yet". It describes a high-earning couple who do not have children and are therefore able to afford a more expensive consumer lifestyle. It is used in the United States, UK, Canada, India, and China, The term was coined in the 1980s at the height of "yuppie" culture. The Great Recession has solidified this social trend as more couples wait longer to have kids, with one in five choosing not to have them at all.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of dinky in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of dinky in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of dinky in a Sentence

  1. Wim Wenders:

    Sometimes you see signs for a restaurant 400 miles in advance ... and then you come to the restaurant and it's just a dinky little place, but the signs preparing you for it were beautiful.

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  • изящен, спретнатBulgarian
  • mignon, croquignoletFrench
  • छोटे आकार काHindi
  • изящный, невзрачныйRussian
  • டிங்கிTamil

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