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Definition 1: a small locomotive - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for dinky in the sense of this definition

(dinky is a kind of ...) a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks

Definition 2: (British informal) pretty and neat - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dinky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • what a dinky little hat

(dinky is similar to ...) pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

"a remarkably attractive young man" "an attractive personality" "attractive clothes" "a book with attractive illustrations"

(dinky belongs to a domain located in ...) a monarchy in northwestern Europe occupying most of the British Isles; divided into England and Scotland and Wales and Northern Ireland; `Great Britain' is often used loosely to refer to the United Kingdom

(dinky is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 3: small and unimpressive - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where dinky or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • we stayed in a dinky old hotel
  • an insignificant sum of money

Synonyms for dinky in the sense of this definition

(dinky is similar to ...) limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

"a little dining room" "a little house" "a small car" "a little (or small) group"

(dinky is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

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