• WordNet 3.6
    • adj dinky (British informal) pretty and neat "what a dinky little hat"
    • adj dinky small and insignificant "we stayed in a dinky old hotel"
    • n dinky a small locomotive
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • dinky Small and neat; trim; tidy; nice.
    • dinky Small but pretentious; small and insignificant.
    • n dinky Something small or insignificant.
    • n dinky An apparatus of smaller size than the usual standard, as a pony- or donkey-engine for doing work which requires small horse-power.
    • n dinky A pair of wheels on an axle used to carry the weight of a beam or pole in erecting structures or wire lines. The axle is usually curved upward in the middle, with a lever affixed, so that the weight can first be raised off the ground, in a sling, and then wheeled to the desired point.
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In literature:

What kind of a dinky little silver-plated wedding present do you think I am, anyway?
"At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern" by Myrtle Reed
The dinky engine, with its train of flat-cars, was steaming toward him.
"'Firebrand' Trevison" by Charles Alden Seltzer
It will be furnished with dinky old dull stuff, and those swell Japanese prints and paintings.
"The Readjustment" by Will Irwin
There's one dinky little bedroom for you and a cot bed for me, choked in bagdad.
"Turn About Eleanor" by Ethel M. Kelley
When you read a book you're only reading about what your Dinkie might have done or what your Dinkie is some day to write.
"The Prairie Child" by Arthur Stringer
I don't mean them dinky little things like they make now, but rale wearin' things like they used to make.
"Letters on an Elk Hunt" by Elinore Pruitt Stewart
You ought to see those dinky little hangars!
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
He'd have the whole country out and the trick played up big in every dinky newspaper.
"Rimrock Trail" by J. Allan Dunn
Said it was a dinky darling and she wanted it.
"Harding's luck" by E. [Edith] Nesbit
He's bully company, and I'm not rabid for that dinky little railroad, anyhow.
"Sunlight Patch" by Credo Fitch Harris

In poetry:

I'd like to see the Rocks an' Little Lon
Grow centres for the art uv weavin' rhyme,
Wiv dinky 'arps fer blokes to plunk upon,
An' spruiking poits workin' overtime.
"A Guide for Poits" by C J Dennis

In news:

Nothing rinky- dink about Dinky's annual magic show.
I've covered Dinky Gowen's Kid's Day Christmas Spectacular for the newspaper for several years.
Martin Griff/The Times of Trenton Conductor Robert Gibbs collects tickets at the Dinky Train at the Princeton Junction train station in West Windsor on Wednesday, October 5, 2011.
The Dinky train station in Princeton Borough on Friday, April 13, 2012.
Gotye on 'Glee' Cover: It Sounded ' Dinky and Wrong'.
Nothing rinky-dink about Dinky 's annual magic show.
Michael Mancuso/The Times On Sunday, February 6, 2011, riders walk toward a waiting NJ Transit train at the Princeton University Dinky Station.
Dinky Gowen will present his annual Kid's Day Christmas Spectacular on Sunday.
David Cooke's ' Dinky Toys' offers quick-hitting biography of die-cast icons.
Gotye Says Glee's Cover Was ' Dinky and Wrong'.
Here said improved retail operations, including the addition of 12 Hinky Dinky stores, drove earnings up 92% in its 12-week fiscal third quarter ended March 25.
The Associated Press GM boss Rick Wagoner had to travel in a dinky three-seater -- but a small price to pay for $34 billion.
She was preceded in death by Snowball, Pomello, Frankenstein, Dinky, Furball and Kiwi.
'Verboten' w/ Stacey Pullen +Dinky.
The dilemma Tania and her husband are the first to admit they are DINKIES (double income, no kids) with a three-car garage that needs a new third car.

In science:

Finally, I must thank Alfredo Hubard for those long walks to and from the Dinky in which we discussed several incarnations of this problem.
Higher dimensional distortion of random complexes