dainty dainty  /ˈdeɪn ti/


  1. (n) something considered choice to eat
  2. (adj) affectedly dainty or refined
  3. (adj) delicately beautiful
  4. (adj) especially pleasing to the taste
  5. (adj) excessively fastidious and easily disgusted


  1. The business tycoon owned industries that made everything from dynamite to dainty ladies' lipsticks.
  2. For ladies doing the washing, cooking and scrubbing at home, life isn't so dainty.


  • Must Have: Vegetarian "Broccoli Dogs" At Dirt Candy

    One of our absolute favorite restaurants in NYC—vegetarian or otherwise—is the dainty little East Village restaurant Dirt Candy , where bold chef Amanda Cohen is constantly developing innovative and irresistible ways of cooking with vegetables. Her latest creation is a cheeky entree consisting of two "Broccoli Dogs," served with a side of salt and vinegar broccoli rabe chips. No lips or assholes ...
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Gothamist


  1. "I just thought it would be ...... cool ...... to make something that's so dainty and elegant and sophisticated to some of this hard core, bumping type funk that we do," says Big Boi, who was born Antwan Patton.
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Big Boi Source: International Herald Tribune

  2. "Compared to some of the foods we're seeing in restaurants now, the Big Mac seems downright dainty," says Michael Jacobson, executive director of the consumer group Center for Science in the Public Interest (CSPI).
    on May 25, 2010 By: Michael Jacobson Source: WebMD

  3. But when Plummer, in a near-whisper, says, "Why that's my dainty Ariel. I shall miss thee; but yet thou shalt have freedom. So, so, so," those last three syllables have a tugging poignancy.
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Christopher Plummer Source: Bloomberg

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