The word "meekins" is spelled as /ˈmiːkɪnz/, with the stress on the first syllable. The spelling of this word is derived from the word "meek," which means someone who is submissive and gentle in nature. The suffix "-ins" is added to make the word sound like a diminutive form. As such, "meekins" is a term of endearment for a person who is small in stature or has an innocent and childlike quality. The word is not commonly used, but it still carries sentimental value for some.