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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  dinky \dinky\ adj.
     1. small and insignificant; shabby or unimpressive; as, he
        drove to work in a dinky old Volkswagen; we stayed in a
        dinky little hotel. [informal]
        [WordNet 1.5]

     2. pretty and neat; fashionable or well-dressed; as, what a
        dinky little hat. [British informal]
        [WordNet 1.5]

From WordNet (r) 2.0 [wn]:

       adj 1: small and insignificant; "we stayed in a dinky old hotel"
       2: (British informal) pretty and neat; "what a dinky little
       n : a small locomotive [syn: {dinkey}]
       [also: {dinkiest}, {dinkier}]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thes]:

  56 Moby Thesaurus words for "dinky":
     anal, back-burner, cramped, dispensable, exiguous, half-pint,
     immaterial, inappreciable, inconsequential, inconsiderable,
     inessential, inferior, insignificant, irrelevant, knee-high,
     lesser, limited, little, minor, minute, neat, negligible,
     nonessential, not vital, one-horse, petit, petite, piddling,
     pindling, pint-sized, poky, puny, secondary, shipshape, short,
     sleek, slick, slight, small, small-fry, small-time, smallish,
     smart, snug, spruce, technical, tidy, tight, trig, trim,
     two-by-four, unessential, unimpressive, unnoteworthy,
     well-cared-for, well-groomed

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