|Origin:||mincier, from Latin minutia 'smallness'; MINUTIAE|
1 [transitive] also mince something ↔ upDFC
to cut food, especially meat, into very small pieces, usually using a machine:
Mince the meat up with some onion and garlic.
2 [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]
to walk with very quick, short steps in a way that looks unnatural or silly:
She was mincing about in her high-heeled shoes.
to say exactly what you think, even if this might offend people:
Tom didn't mince words and told me straight away that I had failed.