wink·​er ˈwiŋ-kər How to pronounce winker (audio)
: one that winks
: a horse's blinder

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Lucille later gives not one but two winks to Michael (Jason Bateman: also an accomplished winker). Denise Martin, Vulture, 25 Mar. 2021 Winker wound up going 1 for 3 with a walk and his first career home run in Cincinnati’s 9-1 win over the Pittsburgh Pirates. Zach Buchanan,, 1 Aug. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1549, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of winker was in 1549

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Cite this Entry

“Winker.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Mar. 2023.

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