finked out

fink

[fingk] Slang.
noun
1.
a strikebreaker.
2.
a labor spy.
3.
an informer; stool pigeon.
4.
a contemptible or thoroughly unattractive person.
verb (used without object)
5.
to inform to the police; squeal.
6.
to act as a strikebreaker; scab.
Verb phrases
7.
fink out,
a.
to withdraw from or refuse to support a project, activity, scheme, etc.; renege: He said he'd lend me his motorcycle, but he finked out.
b.
to become untrustworthy.

Origin:
1900–05, Americanism; compared with German Fink literally, finch, colloquial epithet for an undesirable person, especially an untidy or loose-living one (often in compounds, as Duckfink sycophant, Schmierfink untidy writer); but the transmission of this word to English and the range of meanings of the English word have not been clarified fully

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fink (fɪŋk)
 
n
1.  a strikebreaker; blackleg
2.  an informer, such as one working for the police; spy
3.  an unpleasant, disappointing, or contemptible person
 
vb (often foll by on)
4.  to inform (on someone), as to the police
 
[C20: of uncertain origin]

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fink
1902, of uncertain origin, possibly from Ger. Fink "a frivolous or dissolute person," originally "finch," which also gave it another sense of "informer" (cf. stool pigeon). The other theory traces it to Pinks, short for Pinkerton agents, the private police force hired to break up the 1892 Homestead strike.
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