Definition of mini in English:


Line breaks: mini
Pronunciation: /ˈmɪni


  • Denoting a miniature version of something: a mini camera
    More example sentences
    • There, smaller children can enjoy the thrills on this mini version and maybe even look after their less adventurous parents as well!
    • Why try to make them into mini versions of yourself, with their mini-me haircuts and their mini-me clothes?
    • Pack a touch-up kit containing mini versions of your favourite cosmetic products.

noun (plural minis)

Back to top  
  • 1A very short skirt or dress: a leather mini
    More example sentences
    • Inspired by the life span of insects, Kyra Nolan created blue corsets, pointy hem dresses, felted minis and mesh bodystockings over rubber halter tops.
    • Break out the cutesy A-line skirts and minis, and, of course, killer stockings.
    • So I quickly run up stairs and slip on my pink mini, pleated skirt, and my tank top and run down stairs.
  • 2 short for minicomputer.
    More example sentences
    • But the minis are CPUs only so you need to add your own display, keyboard and mouse.
    • If you want a Mac mini to be your media hub, chances are it's because it's small and dinky and looks more like a space-age waffle toaster than a computer.
    • So, a setup with a Mac mini, if you had nothing to start with, can cost less than $700.


1960s: abbreviation.

More definitions of mini

Definition of mini in:

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day coloratura
Pronunciation: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody