Much smaller than ordinary or average; very small; tiny.
(grammar) A diminutive suffix, word, or name.
(grammar) Of or being a suffix that indicates smallness or, by semantic extension, qualities such as youth, familiarity, affection, or contempt, as -let in booklet, -kin in lambkin, or -et in nymphet.
The definition of diminutive is small or tiny.
An example of diminutive is the size of Santa's elves.
A word or name formed from another by the addition of a suffix expressing smallness in size or, sometimes, endearment or condescension, as ringlet (ring + -let), Jackie (Jack + -ie), lambkin (lamb + -kin)