- Min. minister
- Alternative form of min..
- "Dinner's ready, darling!" "Be there in a min!"
(comparative more min, superlative most min)
- (obsolete or UK dialectal, Scotland) Less.
From Middle English min, from Old English min (“less", also "small, mean, evil, vile, harmful”), from Proto-Germanic *minniz (“less”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)mey- (“small, little”). Cognate with Scots min (“less, lesser”), West Frisian min (“small, bad”), Dutch min (“less, small”), Low German minn (“small, low, lean”), German minder (“less”), Icelandic minna (“less”), Latin minus (“less”).
From Middle English, from Old Norse minni (“memory”), from Proto-Germanic *minþiją (“memory, remembrance”), from Proto-Indo-European *men-, *mnā- (“to think”). Cognate with Icelandic minni (“memory”), German Minne (“love”). More at mine.
(third-person singular simple present mins, present participle minning, simple past and past participle minned)
- "He's gotta be at least 60, min!"
Abbreviation of minimum.