What is another word for mincing?

225 synonyms found


[ mˈɪnsɪŋ], [ mˈɪnsɪŋ], [ m_ˈɪ_n_s_ɪ_ŋ]

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    How to use "Mincing" in context?

    The word "mincing" is derived from the Old French word "mincer," which means "to clip the feet." One of its earliest English uses was in 1595, when it was used to describe the way a horse's hooves clapped. We Americans often use the word "mincing" to describe the movement of someone's feet when they walk or run. The word has a specifically feminine meaning, as in "she minced across the room." People also use "mincing" words to describe the way a person talks, especially when they are trying not to anger or upset someone.

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