twink

twink

[twingk]
verb (used without object), verb (used with object), noun
1.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English twinken; cognate with German zwinken to wink; akin to twinkle

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twink (twɪŋk)
 
n
(NZ) white correction fluid for deleting written text

twinkling or twink (ˈtwɪŋklɪŋ, twɪŋk)
 
n
Also called: twinkling of an eye a very short time; instant; moment
 
twink or twink
 
n

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twink
c.1400, "a winking of the eye," also "a twinkle" (1830), from twinkle. Meaning "young sexually attractive person" is recorded from 1963, probably from Twinkies, trademark name of a cupcake junk food introduced in 1930 by Continental Baking Co., apparently an alteration of
twinkle. But cf. 1920s-30s British homosexual slang twank in a similar sense.
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twink

/twink/ n.
1. [Berkeley] A clue-repellant user; the next step beyond a clueless one.
2. [UCSC] A read-only user. Also reported on the Usenet group soc.motss; may derive from gay slang for a cute young thing with nothing upstairs (compare mainstream `chick').
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/twink/ [UCSC] Equivalent to read-only user. Also reported on the Usenet group soc.motss; may derive from gay slang for a cute young thing with nothing upstairs (compare mainstream "chick").

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