From mini + me, later popularised by the name of a character in the comedy spy film Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me (1999).
mini-me (plural mini-mes)
- (chiefly humorous) A person supposed to be a miniature, but otherwise identical, version of a particular person.
- 1999, Tony Karon, Time, (headline), 9 Aug 1999:
- Now Boris Yeltsin Has His Own 'Mini-Me'.
2005, Sue Richardson, Margot R. Prior, No Time to Lose: The Wellbeing of Australia's Children, ISBN 0-522-85220-3, page 71:
- One motive for procreating is to 'reproduce yourself'—to create a 'mini-me'.
- 2011, Thomas Penn, Winter King, Penguin 2012, p. 324:
- The latest in the production line of ruthless royal officials, Edward Belknap was cut from Dudley's cloth, a ‘mini-me’ of the most obnoxious variety.