When Ben Stiller showed up in full blue Navi makeup in 2010 to mock Avatar, the winking frivolity of it all was hysterical.
Who knows how much of that kind of winking is taking place on the House floor now?
There was another funny tweet about you winking at your crush… do you have a celebrity crush?
There are plenty of other vigilantes interested in torturing gay men with the winking semi-approval of the authorities.
And he does so not with the wit and winking of the jester, but with the blunt ferocity of the herald.
"Yes," assented, Stoliker, winking quietly at the professor.
Nancy was winking back her tears, and would not turn around.
And then out of the tail of his eye he saw Uncle Jepson 28 winking violent applause at him, and a broad grin suffused his face.
The captain's eyes were winking hard and fast, and Rowland's were shining.
winking was his foible, as puckering of the face was Coyne's.
Old English wincian "to nod, wink," from Proto-Germanic *wenkanan (cf. Dutch wenken, Old High German winkan, German winken), a gradational variant of the root of Old High German wankon "to stagger, totter," Old Norse vakka "to stray, hover," from PIE *weng- "to bend, curve." The meaning "close an eye as a hint or signal" is first recorded c.1100; that of "close one's eyes to fault or irregularity" first attested late 15c. Related: Winked; winking.
c.1300, from wink (v.); meaning "very brief moment of time" is attested from 1580s.
v. winked, wink·ing, winks
To close and open the eyelid of one eye deliberately, as to convey a message, signal, or suggestion.
To close and open the eyelids of both eyes; blink.