mince VERB 1) cut up or shred (meat) into very small pieces. 2) walk in an affected manner with short, quick steps and swinging hips.
NOUN chiefly Brit. minced meat.
mince (one's) words — Cf. ↑mince words
DERIVATIVES mincer noun mincing adjective.
ORIGIN Old French mincier, from Latin minutia 'smallness' .

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