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slinky

[sling-kee] /ˈslɪŋ ki/
adjective, slinkier, slinkiest.
1.
characterized by or proceeding with slinking or stealthy movements.
2.
made of soft, often clinging material that follows the figure closely and flows with body movement:
a slinky gown.
Origin of slinky
1915-1920
1915-20; slink + -y1
Related forms
slinkily, adverb
slinkiness, noun
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  • They were no column-o'-four soldiers; they were as slinky and snaky and quick as so many Indians.

    Wounds in the rain Stephen Crane
  • A slinky man comes up at his elbow and starts to talk out of the side of his mouth.

    Young People's Pride Stephen Vincent Benet
  • She had on a frock of some thin, slinky stuff and a droopy garden hat with flowers on it and carried a sunshade.

    Where the Strange Trails Go Down E. Alexander Powell
  • As the train slowed down for Rochester we saw her rise and get into her slinky little coat.

    Abroad at Home Julian Street
British Dictionary definitions for slinky

slinky

/ˈslɪŋkɪ/
adjective (informal) slinkier, slinkiest
1.
moving in a sinuously graceful or provocative way
2.
(of clothes) figure-hugging; clinging
3.
characterized by furtive movements
Derived Forms
slinkily, adverb
slinkiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for slinky
adj.

"sinuous and slender," of women or clothes, 1921, from slink + -y (2). Related: Slinkily; slinkiness. As a proprietary name (with capital from S-) for a coil of spring marketed as a toy, 1948, by James Industries Inc., Philadelphia, U.S.A.

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Slang definitions & phrases for slinky

sling ink

verb phrase

To write, esp as a newspaper reporter or otherwise professionally (1864+)

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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