Definition of mimsy in English:
Rather feeble and prim or affected.
- It's dry, bloodless, and emotionally disengaged; but most annoyingly of all, it's self-consciously ‘literary’ in such a mimsy, precious way.
- On this disturbingly upbeat new record, mimsy acoustic numbers such as Lonely Girls drown the victim in sentiment, and when Richard Oakes does plug in his guitars they sound anaemically scratchy.
- Now, to someone who can't understand the concept of going into a record shop to buy a record (rather than some records), four may seem a bit on the mimsy side.
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