Meaning of minnow

min•now

Pronunciation: (min'ō), [key]
— pl. -nows, -now
  1. a small, European cyprinoid fish, Phoxinus phoxinus.
  2. any other fish of the family Cyprinidae, including the carps, goldfishes, and daces.
  3. any of various unrelated, small fishes.
  4. a person or thing that is comparatively small or insignificant.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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