kink


1kink

noun \ˈkiŋk\

: a tight bend or curl in something (such as a rope or hose)

: a pain especially in your neck or back that is caused by tight muscles

: a small problem or flaw

Full Definition of KINK

1
:  a short tight twist or curl caused by a doubling or winding of something upon itself
2
a :  a mental or physical peculiarity :  eccentricity, quirk
b :  whim
3
:  a clever unusual way of doing something
4
:  a cramp in some part of the body
5
:  an imperfection likely to cause difficulties in the operation of something
6
:  unconventional sexual taste or behavior

Examples of KINK

  1. <got a kink in my neck from lying in that awkward position for too long>
  2. <the boss's fondness for nicknames is one of those kinks that staffers just have to put up with>

Origin of KINK

Dutch; akin to Middle Low German kinke kink
First Known Use: 1678

Related to KINK

2kink

verb

Definition of KINK

intransitive verb
:  to form a kink
transitive verb
:  to make a kink in

First Known Use of KINK

1697

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