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hinky

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adjective hin·ky \ˈhiŋ-kē\

Definition of hinky

hin·ki·erhin·ki·est

  1. 1 slang :  nervous, jittery

  2. 2 slang :  suspicious



Examples of hinky

  1. <the cop was feeling hinky about the whole situation and was starting to think that it was a setup>

  2. <after noticing that the driver seemed hinky, the border guard demanded that he submit to an inspection of his vehicle>



Origin of hinky

alteration of argot hincty suspicious


First Known Use: 1956

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