hinky

hinky

[hing-kee]
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:
1920–25; origin unknown

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Main Entry:  hinky
Part of Speech:  adj
Definition:  nervous or suspicious; acting suspiciously
Example:  The teenagers were acting hinky.
Etymology:  alteration of hincty
Usage:  hinkier, hinkiest
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