kinky

adjective
\ˈkiŋ-kē \
kinkier; kinkiest

Definition of kinky 

1 : closely twisted or curled

2 : relating to, having, or appealing to unconventional tastes especially in sex also : sexually deviant

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Other Words from kinky

kinkily \ˈkiŋ-​kə-​lē \ adverb
kinkiness \ˈkiŋ-​kē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of kinky in a Sentence

She says her boyfriend is a little kinky. while passing through the airport, don't wear any kinky clothing that is likely to pique the interest of security

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As with all kinky play, negotiate your boundaries ahead of time when using this toy. Sophie Saint Thomas, Allure, "I Tried Everything in Lelo's $1,900 Sex Toy Suitcase — Yes, Everything," 31 Aug. 2018 This season, there’s a pair for every personality: combat boots, kinky thigh-highs, ankle booties, ’80s-era slouch boots, metallic block heels . . Emily Farra, Vogue, "Made for Walking: Shop Fall’s Best (Affordable!) Boots for Under $200," 30 Oct. 2018 Straight, curly, kinky, and anywhere in between, silk and satin is a lot softer on your hair than cotton or other materials that can lead to frizzy strands and breakage. Brittney Morgan, House Beautiful, "The Surprising Reason You Should Be Sleeping On A Silk (Or Satin) Pillowcase," 9 Oct. 2018 Natural, kinky, type 4 hair — think 4a, b, and c — has a high demand for hydration, moisture, and TLC. Janell Hickman, Allure, "The 13 Best Products for Type 4 Kinky-Curly Hair," 1 June 2018 Their onstage romance is full of kinky, S&M touches. New York Times, "Hannah Arendt and Walter Benjamin Don’t Talk. They Sing.," 24 June 2018 Today, Bibiano writes a popular column on curly and kinky hair for AllThingsHair.com, a site run by the beauty product company Unilever. Marina Lopes, Washington Post, "Black Brazilians are ditching hair straighteners and white standards of beauty," 19 June 2018 Speaking of communication, kinky people seem to be particularly good at it. Ibby Kohn, Harper's BAZAAR, "Kinky Sex Could Be the Secret to Your Success," 5 June 2018 Spray a bunch in and scrunch the hair with your hands or dry with a diffuser for lots of kinky fun curl. Kaitlyn Frey, PEOPLE.com, "Shop Every Beauty Product Drew Barrymore Swears By," 24 May 2018

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First Known Use of kinky

1844, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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kinky

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of kinky

of hair : having many tight bends or curls

: involving or liking unusual sexual behavior

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