Dictionary: MIM – MIQ


• MIM
adj. 1641 Sc. & Eng. dial. – prim, demure; affectedly modest or shy; prudish; primly silent or reticent  
vb. Bk1905 Sc. – to act in a prim, affected manner, either in speaking, eating, walking, etc.  
 
• MIMA
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a grandmother  
 
• MIMAW
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a grandmother  
 
• MIMI
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a grandmother; rarely, a mother
 
• MIMIC
n. 1917 Amer. dial. – likeness  
vb. 1913 Amer. dial. – to resemble  
 
• MIMICATE
vb. 1824 Sc. obs. – to mimic; to pretend, sham
 
• MIMICKING WORK
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – work made to look well for a time, but not to last; work done with bad material  
 
• MIMINY-MOUTHED
adj. 1897 Eng. dial. – prim, demure, affected  
 
• MIMINY-PIMINY
adj. 1815 obs. – ridiculously delicate, precise, or affected; finicky, over-refined
int. Bk1886 Eng. dial. – a meaningless expression used by children in their games
n. 1818 obs. – finicky or affected writing; verbosity, prolixity
 
• MIMLIE
adv. Bk1905 Sc. – primly, prudishly  
 
• MIMMAM
n. a bog …1790 Eng. dial.
 
• MIMMOCK
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a person with a dainty and fastidious appetite or manner  
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to play with one’s food; to have a poor appetite
 
• MIMMOCKING
adj. 1. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – affected in manner
adj. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – dainty in appetite; puny, sickly, weakly
adj. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – grimacing
 
• MIMMOCKY
adj. 1896 Eng. dial. – fanciful, dainty; used contemptuously  
 
• MIM-MOUTHED
adj. 1790 Sc. & Eng. dial. – affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken

• MIMMY
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a grandmother; rarely, a mother  
 
• MIMMY-MANCKING
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – grimacing  
 
• MIMMY-MAWKS
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – wry faces, grimaces  
 
• MIMNESS
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – prudishness, primness  
 
• MIMO
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – a grandmother  
 
• MIMP
adj. Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial. – prim, demure, affected  
vb. 1. 1861 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to speak or act in an affected or mincing manner; to toy or play with one’s food in an affected manner  
vb. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to crouch, to sit huddled up or crouched together  
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to make believe; to sham, to pretend
 
• MIMPETTY MIMP
adv. 1798 – in prim silence
 
• MIMPING
adj. 1871 Sc. & Eng. dial. – affected, mincing; dainty, fanciful about food  
 
• MIMPSY-PIMSY
adj. 1892 Eng. dial. – dainty, fastidious, fanciful, affected  
 
• MIMPY
adj. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – affected, mincing; dainty, fanciful about food  
 
• MIMSEY
adj. 1. 1880 Eng. dial. – contemptible  
adj. 2. 1880 Eng. dial. – prim, prudish
 
• MIM-SPOKEN
adj. 1896 Sc. – affectedly prim or proper in speech, etc.; reticent, shy at speaking out; soft-spoken  
 
• MIMSY
adj. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – miserable and flimsy  
 
• MIM-WAYS
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – quiet, sly manners  
 
• MINACIOUS
adj. 1660 – menacing, threatening; full of threats or menaces
 
• MINACITY
n. 1656 – disposition to use threats; a threatening or menacing
 
• MINATORIAL
adj. 1873 obs. rare  – minatory, threatening, menacing
 
• MINCE
vb. 1. 1890 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to walk or dance with short steps, in a mincing or affected manner  
vb. 2. 1909 Amer. dial. – to eat sparingly, daintily, or without appetite; to eat something in such a way  
 
• MINCE-PIES
n. 1857 rhyming sl. – the eyes
 
• MINCER
n. 1965 Amer. dial. – one who eats sparingly or daintily; one who lacks an appetite  
 
• MINCES
n. 20C Brit. rhyming sl. from ‘mince pies’ – eyes
 
• MINCH
n. 1. Bk1905 Sc. & Eng. dial. – a small piece of anything; a crumb  
n. 2. 1928 Amer. sl. – a stupid, contemptible, or unpleasant person  
vb. 1. 1660 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to mince; to cut into very small pieces  
vb. 2. 1794 Eng. dial. – to play truant  
vb. 3. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to walk mincingly  
 
• MINCHER
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a truant
 
• MINCH-HOUSE
n. 1818 Sc. & N. Eng. dial. – a small inn or ale-house  
 
• MINCHICK
n. Bk1905 Sc. – a very small piece  
vb. Bk1905 Sc. – to cut or break into very small pieces
 
• MINCHICKIE
n. Bk1905 Sc. – a very small piece indeed
 
• MINCHIN
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a mite or crumb of anything; a small piece of food  
 
• MINCHIN MALACHO
n. 17C sl. – mischief  
 
• MINCING
adj. 1827 Sc. – affected; trifling  
 
• MINCING MACHINE
n. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – a machine gun  
 
• MINCY
adj. 1913 Amer. dial. – over-particular, finicky or overly fastidious, usually about eating  
 
• MIND
n. 1. Bk1905 Sc. – a reminder, a hint  
n. 2. 1966 Amer. dial. – an idea, a notion  
vb. 1. 1773  Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. – to remember, to recollect, to bear in mind; to recall to mind  
vb. 2. 1789 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to remind, to admonish  
vb. 3. 1792 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. – to wish, to have a mind to; to feel inclined or disposed to  
vb. 4. 1834 Sc. & Eng. & Amer. dial. – to observe, to notice; to pay attention or heed to  
vb. 5. 1834 Amer. dial. – to scare or drive away birds, flies, etc.  
vb. 6. 1875 Eng. & Amer. dial. – to be nursed, to be taken care of  
 
• MINDABLE
adj. 1970 Amer. dial. – well-mannered  
 
• MIND ABOUT
vb. 1918 Amer. dial. – to remember  
 
• MIND-BENDER
n. 1974 sl. – a knotty problem; something that potently changes one’s thinking, such as drugs  
 
• MIND-BLOWER
n. c1971 sl. – a hallucinant drug  
 
• MIND-BLOWING
adj. 1967 – amazing, astonishing, almost unbelievable, having an overwhelming effect on the mind  
 
• THE MIND BOGGLES
phr. 1950s sl. – a comment on any marked absurdity; to be surprised  
 
• MIND-BOGGLING
adj. 1964 – astonishing, having an overwhelming effect on the mind  
 
• MINDEN
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a forward girl  
 
• MINDER
n. 1. 1865 Eng. dial. – a child put out to be nursed  
n. 2. 1867 Eng. dial. – a miner  
n. 3. 1924 sl. – a bodyguard hired to protect a criminal
 
• MINDFUCK
n. 1960s sl. – a disorienting experience; a staggering idea or event
 
• MINDFUL
adj. 1952 Amer. dial. – obedient  
 
• MINDIC
adj. 1920s Aust. sl. – sick, ill  
 
• MINDING
n. 1. 1887 Sc. – a recollection, remembrance  
n. 2. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a reminder  
 
• MINDING ONE’S OWN BUSINESS
phr. 1932 sl. – acting on one’s own and not disturbing anyone else
 
• MIND OFF
vb. 1848 Amer. dial. – to scare or drive away birds, flies, etc.  
 
• MIND ONE’S BOOK
vb. c1710 Brit. colloq. – of a schoolboy: to be diligent in one’s studies  
 
• MIND ONE’S DRAUGHT
vb. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – to take another glass to drink  
 
• MIND OUT
int. 1886 Brit. sl. – be careful!  
vb. 1886 Brit. sl. – to careful of  
 
• MINDY
adj. a1000 obs. rare – having recollection or remembrance, retaining memories; taking thought or care, mindful, heedful; being conscious or aware
 
• MIND YOUR EYE, JUDGE
phr. World War I Amer sl. – be careful
 
• MIND YOUR OWN P’S AND Q’S
phr. Bk1974 Amer. sl. – mind your own business
 
• MIND YOUR P’S AND Q’S
phr. Bk1974 Amer. sl. – mind your own business
 
• MINE AUNT
n. 1785 sl. – a procuress, esp. the madam of a brothel or bawdy-house  
 
• MINERAL LIGHT
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – will-o’-the-wisp  
 
• MINER’S LOCO
n. 1916 Amer. dial. – an insatiable lust for gold; gold fever  
 
• MINGE
n. 1. 1895 Amer. dial. – a gnat  
n. 2. 1903 sl. – female genitals
 
• MINGEY
adj. 20C UK playground sl. – tight-fisted, mean
 
• MINGIE
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a gnat
 
• MINGIN
n. Bk1905 Eng. dial. – a mite or crumb of anything; a small piece of food  
 
• MINGING
adj. 1. 20C playground sl. – smelly, disgusting, ugly, horrid, putrid, gross
adj. 2. 20C playground sl. – ugly
 
• MINGLEDY
adj. 1933 Amer. dial. – of mixed colours, variegated  
 
• MINGLE-MANGLE
adj. 1577 – irregular, confused, mixed  
n. 1. 1549 – a medley; a confused mixture; a hotch-potch; a mess; confusion
n. 2. 1549 obs. – a mess of mixed food for swine  
vb. 1549 – to confuse; to make a medley of; to mix up; to jumble together
 
• MINGLY
adj. 1941 Amer. dial. – of mixed colours, variegated  
 
• MINGO
n. 1775 Amer. college sl. – a chamber-pot  
vb. 1734 Amer. sl. – to urinate  
 
• MINGY
adj. 1911 Brit. sl. – mean, ungenerous, stingy  
 
• MINIFY
vb. 1. 1676 – to diminish in estimated size or importance; to regard or represent something as smaller than it really is
vb. 2. 1866 – to reduce in actual size or importance; to make less, to lessen
 
• MINIKIN-FINIKIN
adj. 1876 Eng. dial. – delicate, effeminate  
 
• MINIMATE
vb. 1623 nonce word obs. – to reduce to the smallest size  
 
• MINI-ME
n. 2003 UK sl. – a smaller version of someone  
 
• MINIMIFICENCE
n. 1759 rare – little doings; insignificance; lack of grandeur; opposed to magnificence  
 
• MINI MOKE
n. 1998 Brit. rhyming sl. for ‘smoke’ – a cigar, cigarette, or pipe  
 
• MINI-MOO
n. 2001 Brit. sl. – the vagina  
 
• MINIMUS
adj. 1791 – in some British schools, appended to a surname to designate the youngest (in age or standing) of three or four boys having the same surname; e.g. J. Smith minimus
n. 1. 1590 – a creature of the smallest size; a dwarf; a small or insignificant person
n. 2. 1881 – the little finger, the little toe
 
• MINIONETTE
adj. 1749 obs. rare – small and pretty; delicate, dainty, effeminate
n. 1871 US printing usage – a very small size of type, used chiefly in small ornamental borders  
 
• MINION OF THE SUBURBS
n. Bk1904 sl. – a male prostitute
 
• MINI SKIRT
n. 1977 US sl. – a woman  
 
• MINISTER’S FACE
n. 1899 Amer. dial. – a boiled or roasted hog’s head with eyes and jowls removed  
 
• MINISTER’S HEAD
n. 1930 Amer. dial. – a boiled or roasted hog’s head with eyes and jowls removed  
 
• MINISTER’S SNOUT
n. 1927 Amer. dial. – a boiled or roasted hog’s head with eyes and jowls removed  
 
• MINISTRATE
vb. c1938 Amer. dial. – to menstruate  
 
• MINISTRATION
n. c1938 Amer. dial. – menstruation  
 
• MINISTRATIONAL
adj. c1938 Amer. dial. – relating to menstruation
 
• MINISTRATORIOUSLY
adv. 1563-83 obs. rare – in the capacity of an administrator
 
• MINITABUND
adj. 1890 rare – threatening
 
• MINI-TANKER
n. 1977 NZ sl. – a small mobile beer tank hired for social gatherings  
 
• MINK
n. 1. 1899 US sl. – a female friend or lover  
n. 2. 1899 US sl. – a minx, a pert girl, a hussy
n. 3. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a treacherous person
n. 4. 1960 US sl. – a female whose romantic interest in a man is overshadowed by her interest in his financial worth  
n. 5. 20C Amer. sl. – a woman, esp. a provocative, spirited and/or sexually attractive or active woman
n. 6. 20C Amer. sl. – the female sex organs; female sexuality
vb. 1969 Amer. dial. – to fart  
 
• MINK EYE
n. 1967 Amer. dial. – an eye with a sharp or piercing look  
 
• MINK-EYED
adj. 1967 Amer. dial. – having sharp or piercing eyes
 
• MINKY
n. 2001 Brit. sl. – the vagina  
 
• MIN MIN
n. 1956 Aust. – a will-o’-the-wisp  
 
• MIN MIN LIGHT
n. 1956 Aust. – a will-o’-the-wisp
 
• MINNESOTA MULE
n. 1987 US sl. – a prostitute recently arrived in New York City from a small town or city  
 
• MINNESOTA MUTTON
n. 1968 Amer. dial. – venison  
 
• MINNESOTA STRIP
n. 1986 US sl. – an area in New York City frequented by prostitutes  
 
• MINNESOTA THIRTEEN
n. 1966 Amer. dial. – an illegal corn whisky made in prohibition days, supposedly named after the brand of corn used  
 
• MINNIE
int. 1968 Amer. dial. – a call to a cat  
n. 1. 1916 Amer. dial. – a cat  
n. 2. 1917 sl. – a German trench-mortar, or the bomb discharged by it  
n. 3. 1978 Amer. dial. euphemism – menstruation  
 
• MINNIE-CAT
n. 1941 Amer. dial. – a cat  
 
• MINNIE’S-MAN
n. 1806 Sc. – a term of contempt for a henpecked husband
 
• MINNIMINNY-MONIFEET
n. B1900 Eng. dial. – a centipede  
 
• MINNOW-MUNCHER
n. 1966 Amer. jocular usage – a Roman Catholic; used derisively
 
• MINNY
n. 1917 sl. – a German trench-mortar, or the bomb discharged by it  
 
• MINORATE
adj. a1425 obs. – lessened, reduced
vb. 1534 obs. – to lessen, to diminish, to depreciate, to reduce in value or significance
 
• MINOU
n. 1941 Amer. dial. – a kitten, a cat 
 
• MINSH
vb. 1660 Sc. & Eng. dial. – to mince; to cut into very small pieces  
 
• MINSTREL
n. 1967 sl. – a capsule containing an amphetamine and a sedative  
 
• MINSTRESS
adj. c1938 Amer. dial. – menstrual  
 
• MINT
adj. 1. 1940 Amer. dial. – willing  
adj. 2. Bk1942 Amer. sl. – excellent; first-rate  
adj. 3. 1980s sl. – a general term of thorough approval  
n. 1. 1655 sl. – a large amount of money  
n. 2. 1950s US homosexual sl. – effeminacy  
vb. M19 sl. – to make a good deal of money, to profit  
 
• MINTEE
n. 1. 1940s US homosexual sl. – an effeminate male homosexual  
n. 2. 1940s US homosexual sl. – a masculine lesbian
 
• MINTER
n. 1980s Aust. sl. – a woman who is willing to swap sex for material favours (not including cash)  
 
• MINT GOLD
vb. M19 sl. – to make a good deal of money, to profit  
 
• MINT HOG
n. E19 sl. – an Irish shilling  
 
• MINTIE
n. 1. 1930s Aust. sl. – comfort, solace  
n. 2. 1940s US homosexual sl. – an effeminate male homosexual  
n. 3. 1940s US homosexual sl. – a masculine lesbian
 
• MINT IT
vb. M19 sl. – to make a good deal of money, to profit  
 
• MINT LEAF
n. 1. 1920s US sl. – a banknote; money  
n. 2. 1970s drug culture sl. – mint, or possibly parsley leaves, impregnated with phencyclidine for smoking  
 
• MINT MONEY
vb. M19 sl. – to make a good deal of money, to profit  
 
• MINT SAUCE
n. E19 sl. – money  
 
• MINT WEED
n. 1970s drug culture sl. – mint, or possibly parsley leaves, impregnated with phencyclidine for smoking  
 
MINTY
adj. 1990s US college sl. – excellent, first-rate  
n. 1. 1940s US homosexual sl. – an effeminate male homosexual  
n. 2. 1940s US homosexual sl. – a masculine lesbian
 
MINUATE
vb. 1657 obs. rare – to make less, to diminish
Etymology
– irregular formed on Latin minuĕre (to lessen) + -ate
 
MINUS
adj. 1. 19C sl. – lacking, bereft of  
adj. 2. M19 sl. – absent  
int. 2000s US college sl. – a negative retort  
 
• MINUTE
n. 1990s African-American sl. – a long time  
 
• MINUTULOUS
adj. 1651 obs. – very small
 
• MINX
n. Bk1913-17 Amer. dial. – a contemptuous name for a woman or girl


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Updated: September 8, 2022