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kinky

[king-kee] /ˈkɪŋ ki/
adjective, kinkier, kinkiest.
1.
full of kinks; closely twisted:
a kinky wire.
2.
(of hair) closely or tightly curled.
3.
Slang. marked by unconventional sexual preferences or behavior, as fetishism, sadomasochism, or the like.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45, Americanism; kink + -y1
Related forms
kinkily, adverb
kinkiness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for kinky

kinky

/ˈkɪŋkɪ/
adjective kinkier, kinkiest
1.
(slang) given to unusual, abnormal, or deviant sexual practices
2.
(informal) exhibiting unusual idiosyncrasies of personality; quirky; eccentric
3.
(informal) attractive or provocative in a bizarre way: kinky clothes
4.
tangled or tightly looped, as a wire or rope
5.
tightly curled, as hair
Derived Forms
kinkily, adverb
kinkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for kinky
adj.

1844, "full of kinks, twisted, curly," from kink + -y (2). Meaning "odd, eccentric, crotchety" is from 1859; that of "sexually perverted" is from 1959. Related: Kinkiness.

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Slang definitions & phrases for kinky

kinky

adjective
  1. Dishonest; illegal; crooked: ''kinky'' gambling paraphernalia (1927+)
  2. Stolen: a kinky car (1927+ Underworld)
  3. Eccentric; crotchety (1860+)
  4. Bizarre; weird: no offense so kinky that the Maximum Enchilada and his consigliores wouldn't commit it (1950s+)
  5. Deviant and abnormal, esp sexually: a very kinky guy, likes being beat up (1950s+)
  6. Showing or pertaining to sexual deviation: kinky photos/ kinky porn

[the stronger fifth sense is said to have originated among British homosexuals in the 1920s]


The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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