jink


1jink

intransitive verb \ˈjiŋk\

Definition of JINK

:  to move quickly or unexpectedly with sudden turns and shifts (as in dodging)

Examples of JINK

  1. <jinking here and there with remarkable agility, the thieving urchin frustrated all attempts to catch him>

Origin of JINK

origin unknown
First Known Use: 1785

Related to JINK

2jink

noun

Definition of JINK

1
:  a quick evasive turn :  slip
2
plural :  pranks, frolics; especially :  high jinks

First Known Use of JINK

1786

Browse

Next Word in the Dictionary: jinker
Previous Word in the Dictionary: jinjili
All Words Near: jink

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up jink? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Get Our Free Apps
Voice Search, Favorites,
Word of the Day, and More
Join Us on FB & Twitter
Get the Word of the Day and More