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mim

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Pronunciation: /mɪm
 
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Definition of mim in English:

adjective

Scottish
Affectedly modest or demure.
Example sentences
  • Then out spak mim-mou'd Mego'Nith.
  • Maidens should be mim (quiet) till they're married, and then they may burn kirks.

Origin

late 16th century: imitative of pursing the lips.

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