dinky

Something that's dinky is very small or unimportant. A college freshmen might be shocked at how dinky her dorm room is.

You might live in a dinky apartment or sit down to a child's tea party, sipping out of dinky, doll-sized tea cups. Dinky, meaning "tiny," is often used to complain about the smallness or insignificance of something: "All I get is this dinky slice of cake, after I helped you bake it?" Other meanings include a small metal model of a car and a little train car. It comes from the Scottish dink, "trim" or "neat."

Primary Meanings of dinky

1.
adjn
small and insignificant
a small locomotive
2.
adj
(British informal) pretty and neat
Full Definitions of dinky
1

adj small and insignificant

“we stayed in a dinky old hotel”
Synonyms:
little, small
limited or below average in number or quantity or magnitude or extent

n a small locomotive

Synonyms:
dinkey
Type of:
engine, locomotive, locomotive engine, railway locomotive
a wheeled vehicle consisting of a self-propelled engine that is used to draw trains along railway tracks
2

adj (British informal) pretty and neat

“what a dinky little hat”
Synonyms:
attractive
pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm