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fink

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noun \ˈfiŋk\

Definition of fink

  1. 1 :  one who is disapproved of or is held in contempt

  2. 2 :  strikebreaker

  3. 3 :  informer 2

Examples of fink in a sentence

  1. She says her boss is a rotten fink.

  2. his own brother turned out to be the fink who ratted them out to the police

Origin and Etymology of fink

origin unknown


First Known Use: 1894


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fink

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Definition of fink

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to turn informer :  squeal

Examples of fink in a sentence

  1. we never would have been caught if he hadn't finked on us

Circa 1925

First Known Use of fink

circa 1925



FINK Defined for English Language Learners

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fink

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noun \ˈfiŋk\

Definition of fink for English Language Learners

  • : a person who is strongly disliked

  • : a person who gives information to the police or to some other authority about the bad behavior or criminal activity of someone else


FINK Defined for Kids

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fink

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noun \ˈfiŋk\

Definition of fink for Students

  1. 1 :  a person who is disliked

  2. 2 :  a person who tattles


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fink

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Definition of fink for Students

finked

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finking

  1. :  to tell on :  tattle



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