dink

1 [dingk]
noun

Origin:
1900–05; by apocope and devoicing

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dink

2 [dingk]
noun
Tennis, Volleyball. a softly hit ball that falls just over the net.

Origin:
1935–40; imitative, probably influenced by dinky

dink

3 [dingk]
noun Slang: Extremely Disparaging and Offensive.
a contemptuous term used to refer to a Southeast Asian, especially a Vietnamese.

Origin:
1965–70, Americanism; compare Australian slang dink Chinese person; perhaps back formation from dinky, reinforced by rhyme with Chink


This term was a slur applied to a Vietcong or North Vietnamese soldier during the Vietnam War.

dink

4 [dingk]
noun
Informal. either partner of a married couple having two incomes and no children.

Origin:
1985–90; d(ouble) i(ncome), n(o) k(ids)

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dink1 (dɪŋk)
 
adj
1.  dialect (Scot), (Northern English) neat or neatly dressed
 
vb
2.  school slang chiefly (Austral), (NZ)
 a.  (tr) to carry (a second person) on a horse, bicycle, etc
 b.  (intr) (of two people) to travel together on a horse, bicycle, etc
 
[C16: of unknown origin]

dink2 (dɪŋk)
 
n
1.  a ball struck delicately
 
vb
2.  to hit or kick (a ball) delicately
 
[C20: imitative of a delicate strike]

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dink
derogatory for "Vietnamese," 1969, U.S. military slang, of uncertain origin.

DINK
acronym for double income, no kids, popular from 1987.
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dink definition


  1. n.
    a person of East Asian (including Japanese) nationality or decent; originally a person of Chinese nationality or descent. (Much used during the Vietnam War for the Vietnamese. Rude and derogatory.) : He said he fought against dinks in the war.
  2. n. n.
    the penis, especially a small one. (Usually objectionable.) : God, Fred, you really got a dink. Is it full grown yet?
  3. n.
    and DINK. double income, no kids; a (young) married couple with two incomes and no children. (Acronym.) : The whole neighborhood is populated by dinks. Not a single child on the block.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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dink definition


/dink/ Said of a machine that has the bitty box nature; a machine too small to be worth bothering with - sometimes the system you're currently forced to work on. First heard from an MIT hacker working on a CP/M system with 64K, in reference to any 6502 system, then from fans of 32 bit architectures about 16-bit machines. "GNUMACS will never work on that dink machine." Probably derived from mainstream "dinky", which isn't sufficiently pejorative.
See macdink.
[Jargon File]
(1994-10-31)

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Abbreviations & Acronyms
DINK
double income, no kids
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Dink and crud are syllables that can mar a name and invite derision.
Dink buys a couple thousand boxes each year to ship his birds.
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