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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dink  \Dink\,  a.  [Etymol.  uncertain.] 
  Trim;  neat.  [Scot.]  --Burns.  --  {Dink"ly},  adv 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Dink  \Dink\,  v.  t. 
  To  deck;  --  often  with  out  or  up  [Scot.] 
 
  From  Jargon  File  (4.2.3,  23  NOV  2000)  [jargon]: 
 
  dink  /dink/  adj  Said  of  a  machine  that  has  the  {bitty  box} 
  nature;  a  machine  too  small  to  be  worth  bothering  with  --  sometimes 
  the  system  you're  currently  forced  to  work  on  First  heard  from  an 
  MIT  hacker  working  on  a  CP/M  system  with  64K,  in  reference  to  any  6502 
  system,  then  from  fans  of  32-bit  architectures  about  16-bit  machines. 
  "GNUMACS  will  never  work  on  that  dink  machine."  Probably  derived  from 
  mainstream  `dinky',  which  isn't  sufficiently  pejorative.  See  {macdink}. 
 
 
 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
 
  dink 
 
  /dink/  Said  of  a  machine  that  has  the  {bitty  box}  nature;  a 
  machine  too  small  to  be  worth  bothering  with  -  sometimes  the 
  system  you're  currently  forced  to  work  on  First  heard  from 
  an  {MIT}  hacker  working  on  a  {CP/M}  system  with  64K,  in 
  reference  to  any  {6502}  system,  then  from  fans  of  32  bit 
  architectures  about  16-bit  machines.  "GNUMACS  will  never  work 
  on  that  dink  machine."  Probably  derived  from  mainstream 
  "dinky",  which  isn't  sufficiently  pejorative. 
 
  See  {macdink}. 
 
  [{Jargon  File}] 
 
  (1994-10-31) 
 
 




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