The definition of minikin is something that is very small and delicate.
An example of something minikin is a fairy in a child's story.
- Obs. a darling
- Rare anything very small and delicate
Origin of minikinMiddle Dutch minneken, diminutive of minne, love: see minnesinger and -kin
A very small delicate creature.
- Very small.
- Trivial; petty.
Origin of minikinObsolete Dutch minneken darling from Middle Dutch diminutive of minne love ; see men-1 in Indo-European roots.