Mincing (טָפִŠ, tpaphaph', Isa 3:16) occurs in the prophet's description of the behavior of the "daughters of Jerusalem." The Hebrew word, as well as the Arabic taf, refers to the taking small and quick steps, the affected pace of a coquettish woman. The passage might be rendered, "They walk and trip along." Although the Hebrew word has perhaps a slightly different sense, yet the gait of the females seems to have been very much like the modern practice of swaying the body in walking. SEE WOMAN.