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Definitions by Wordnik

  1. (verb-transitive) To cut or chop into very small pieces.
  2. (verb-transitive) To subdivide (land, for example) into minute parts.
  3. (verb-transitive) To pronounce in an affected way, as with studied elegance and refinement.
  4. (verb-transitive) To moderate or restrain (words) for the sake of politeness and decorum; euphemize: Don't mince words: say what you mean.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To walk with very short steps or with exaggerated primness.
  6. (verb-intransitive) To speak in an affected way.
  7. (noun) Finely chopped food, especially mincemeat.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. World War II, they mince, is the reason we got out of the Great Depression. - Aemilia Scott: Your Conservative Friend Is Actually a Big Pinko. Or: How We Got Out of the Great Depression.
  2. So the mince is now turned into bolognaise (very healthy version too - no excess fat whatsoever and none of that ready made bolognaise sauce rubbish) and is happily simmering. - The One With The Achievements
  3. Cromwell's Head Tavern, a building which is still standing on the north side of School Street, upon the site of No. 13, where Mrs. Harrington now deals out coffee and "mince" - pie to her customers, Beacon Hill was a collection of pastures, owned by thirteen proprietors, in lots containing from a half to twenty acres each. - The Bay State Monthly — Volume 1, No. 6, June, 1884
  4. When the game ended, with him invariably the winner, players and spectators alike repaired to a tent to gorge ourselves on barbe - cue, a delicious concoction of roasted pork and peppery sauce, assisted by melons and fruits, all washed down with glasses of toddy, punch and porter, followed by a rich dessert called mince pie. - Legacy
  5. - highlight of the mince was an attempted Sfx, namely “boing”, with the appropriate italian soccer referee gestures and carryings on, perhaps in sympathy with rolph harris (two little boys had two little toys).salute. v. - Cheeseburger Gothic » Here’s what I did at six o’clock this morning.


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