What does the word mincing mean?

Usage examples for mincing

  1. Sometimes, in the midst of all this wild confusion, a kind of French courtier would come mincing along, in old- fashioned costume, leading a lady, also in antique attire, and, gazing on the right hand and the left through an immense opera- glass, making, in the meantime, the most polite bows. – Celebrated Women Travellers of the Nineteenth Century by W. H. Davenport Adams
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