hink

noun

Definition of hink

plural

-s

obsolete

  1. :  hesitation, faltering

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Origin and Etymology of hink

probably of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse hinkr hesitation, from hinka to limp, from Middle Low German hinken; akin to Old English hincian to limp, Old High German hinkan to limp, Old Norse skakkr crooked, askew — more at shank


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