hinky

adjective hin·ky \ ˈhiŋ-kē \

Definition of hinky

hinkier; hinkiest
1 slang : nervous, jittery
2 slang : suspicious

Examples of hinky in a Sentence

  1. the cop was feeling hinky about the whole situation and was starting to think that it was a setup

  2. after noticing that the driver seemed hinky, the border guard demanded that he submit to an inspection of his vehicle

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Origin and Etymology of hinky

alteration of argot hincty suspicious



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