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hinky

adjective hin·ky \ˈhiŋ-kē\
hin·ki·erhin·ki·est

Definition of HINKY

1
slang :  nervous, jittery
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

Rhymes with HINKY

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