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slinky

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adjective \ˈsliŋ-kē\

Simple Definition of slinky

  • : fitting closely to the body in a sexy way

  • : slow in a sexually attractive way

Full Definition of slinky

slink·i·erslink·i·est

  1. 1 :  characterized by slinking :  stealthily quiet <slinky movements>

  2. 2 :  sleek and sinuous in movement or outline; especially :  following the lines of the figure in a gracefully flowing manner <a slinky evening gown>

slink·i·ly play \-kə-lē\ adverb
slink·i·ness play \-kē-nəs\ noun

Examples of slinky

  1. The dancers wore slinky costumes.



1918

First Known Use of slinky

1918

Rhymes with slinky


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