Definition of slink
- a cow that slinks her calf
He slinked away in shame.
like a thief slinking about in the middle of the night
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
: to move in a way that does not attract attention especially because you are embarrassed, afraid, or doing something wrong
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