n. A person who is enthusiastic about making or collecting miniatures.
Like so many "miniacs," as some of the collectors and artisans call themselves, she came to the modern mini movement by way of a childhood love of dollhouses.
—Abby Ellin, “Miniacs Live in a Small, Small World,” The New York Times, May 06, 2016
HAPPY NEW YEAR to all the miniacs (dollhouse miniature enthusiasts) out there!
—Lesia Lennox, “HAPPY NEW YEAR…,” Twitter, December 31, 2009
2006 (earliest)
So it is no surprise that Coeur d’Alene has its own miniature-lovers group — the Coeur d’Alene Miniacs, a club started in September 2004 to promote the hobby of 1-inch-scale miniatures.
—Kathleen Mary Andersen, “It really is a small world for miniaturists,” The Spokesman-Review (Spokane, WA), February 18, 2006
He is what’s known as a “Miniac” — but it’s not a particularly unique distinction, because if you spend any time with Mini owners, they all seem cut from the same cloth.
—Robert Collison, “‘Miniacs’ are a unique, fun-loving bunch of drivers,” The Globe and Mail, August 23, 2014