What is a mini?
The word "mini" can have many uses, but its meaning is always about the same. Read more about what mini means in our article. You can always find out what other words mean on our website in the Definitions section.
"Mini" as part of a compound word
The component “mini”, derived from the Latin “minimum”, is used in very many words and means “reduced”, “small”, “short”, “small”. In this case, the word “mini” is written, as a rule, with a hyphen, although it can sometimes be used together. For example, a “mini-market” is a small store, as opposed to a large supermarket. “Mini vacation” is a short vacation. "Minicomputer" is a very compact computer. "Mini-tablet" - a small tablet with a screen diagonal of 6 or 7 inches. Examples can be given endlessly, and most importantly, with the prefix "mini" you can come up with a lot of your own new combinations.
"Mini" as a word
As an independent word “mini” is used most often in relation to women's clothing and is a shortened version of the word “mini-skirt”.Sometimes a "mini" can also mean a dress or coat. The main thing is that the length of all these outfits is above the knee. Interestingly, as a separate word “mini”, as a rule, is used in the middle race, and not in the female, even if we are talking about a mini-skirt - for example, “She was wearing a tight blouse and a brilliant bright mini.” "Mini" can follow after the words "skirt" or "dress." For example, "This season in mini dress fashion." In this case, “mini” is not a noun, but an adjective.