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hinky

[hing-kee] /ˈhɪŋ ki/
adjective, hinkier, hinkiest. Slang.
1.
acting in a nervous or very cautious way.
2.
suspicious:
Whenever he agrees with me, you know something hinky is going on!
3.
snobbish; haughty.
Also, hinkey, hinkty, hincty.
Origin
1920-1925
1920-25; origin unknown
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Contemporary definitions for hinky
adjective

nervous or suspicious; acting suspiciously

Examples

The teenagers were acting hinky.

Word Origin

alteration of hincty

Usage Note

hinkier, hinkiest

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Slang definitions & phrases for hinky

hinky

adjective

Suspicious; curious: Something hinky is going down/ driver of the pimpmobile looks hinky

Related Terms

doodad

[1970s+; origin unknown]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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